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Tablet Weaving for Beginners
Tablet Weaving for Beginners
The workshop will introduce the participants to the versatility of tablet weaving and how it can be applied into finished projects or as embellishments on woven items. The participants will become familiar with the tools and the best yarn to use for specific projects. The students will learn the difference between threading defined patterns and turning defined patterns. One warp will be made using a threading defined pattern. Another warp will be made using a warping technique called `continuous warping'. This warp will be used for a turning defined pattern. On that warp the students will learn regular double-faced tablet weaving. How to design original patterns and how to use these patterns to weave motifs in a band will be taught.
Double-Faced 3/1 Broken Twill
Double-Faced 3/1 Broken Twill
In this workshop the participants will be introduced to the ancient tablet weaving technique double-faced 3/1 broken twill. The basic technique will be taught, as well as how to interchange colours between the two faces to make motifs in a band. The many steps in how to design an original pattern will be taught. The students will design a pattern and weave a project. Samples will be available for inspirations. Participants are also welcome to bring tablets woven projects for show and tell.
Pebble Weave with Tablets
Pebble Weave with Tablets
In the basic pebble weave structure there are two faces one dark and one light and each face has 3-span warp floats in alternate alignment. The faces can be interchanged to make motifs and the students will be introduced to this weave structure. They will learn how to weave pebble weave using tablets and how to set up a warp for this technique. The basic technique will be taught and how to interchange colour between the two faces to make motifs will also be explored. The participants will learn how to design original patterns. They will design patterns and weave a project. Samples of bands will be available for inspiration.
Warped Twined Tablet Weaving and Brocading
Warp-Twined Tablet Weaving and Brocading
Exquisite brocaded tablet woven bands, dated to the Viking period (A.D. 800 – 1050), have been found in Northern Europe. Many of these bands were woven with fine silk as the foundation weft gold and silver as the brocading weft. In this workshop the participants will be introduced to the technique used to make these bands. The students will learn the ground weaving technique warp-twined tablet weaving. They will also be taught two different methods to tie-down the brocading weft, arranging the tie-down points, how to treat the brocading weft at the selvages, and designing brocading patterns. Adding embellishments, such as beads, to a band will be demonstrated. Participants will design a pattern and start a project.
'Missed Hole' Technique with Brocading
'Missed Hole' Technique with Brocading
This technique has been found in three bands from the medieval period. Two bands were found in Iceland and one in Norway. The bands were woven with three threads in each tablet rather than the usual four threads. The technique is therefore most often referred to as the 'missed hole' technique. The participants will learn the basic technique, as well as how to interchange colours between the face and the back to make motifs in a band. How to add brocading will be taught and the many steps in how to design an original pattern will be explored. The students will design an original pattern. They will make a warp and weave a small project using the pattern that they have designed.
Tablet Band Incorporated into Fabric: make a unique fabric Workshop
Tablet Band Incorporated into Fabric: make a unique fabric
Through my studies of Iron Age textiles I became fascinated with combining tablet weaving with loom weaving. In this workshop the participants will learn how to add a tablet band into a piece of fabric. A simple tablet weaving technique, the threaded-in technique, will be taught. A tablet warp will be made and the participants will be taught how to arrange the tablet warp within the fabric warp that has been wound on the loom ahead of time. Participants will learn how two warps can be woven together using only one shuttle and how to avoid tension problems between the two warps, Additionally, participants will learn how to accommodate the difference in take up of the two weaves. A small piece of fabric will be woven and it can be used for a small bag or a table runner.
Tablet Woven Side Borders: tablet borders woven simultaneously with loom weaving Workshop
Tablet Woven Side Borders: tablet borders woven simultaneously with loom weaving
Through my studies of ancient textiles I became fascinated with the concept of weaving tablet woven borders jointly with a piece of fabric on the loom. This technique was used on many of the ancient garments I have studied. Students will be introduced to this type of weaving through a brief introduction to its history. They will set up a loom with a simple weave structure and learn how to make a tablet warp and how to arrange it beside the fabric warp so the border and the fabric can be woven together using only one shuttle. They will also be taught how to avoid tension problems between the border warp and the fabric warp and how to accommodate for the differences in the take up of the two weaves. A simple tablet weaving technique will be employed and the students will learn how to add embellishments to the tablet woven border, such as tassels, twining, beads at the edges and on the surface, braiding overlay, wrapped warp ends, loops, Ghiordes knots, and brocading.
Tablet Weaving Workshop for Beginners
Tablet Weaving for Beginners
The workshop will introduce the participants to the versatility of tablet weaving and how it can be applied into finished projects or as embellishments on woven items. They will become familiar with the tools and the best yarn to use for specific projects. The students will learn the difference between threading defined patterns and turning defined patterns. They will be introduced to three different tablet weaving techniques such as threading-in designs, regular double-faced tablet weaving, and pebble weave. How to design original patterns and how to use these patterns to weave motifs in a band will be explored.
Timeless Tablet Weaving Workshop
Timeless Tablet Weaving
In this workshop the participants will be introduced to three tablet weaving techniques; regular double-faced tablet weaving, double-faced 3/1 broken twill, and the `missed hole' technique. In this workshop three warps will be made. The basic techniques and how to interchange colours between the two faces (weaving motifs) will be taught. How to design original patterns will also be explored. Projects will be started. Several samples will be available for inspiration. Students are invited to bring tablet woven projects they would like to share.
Tablet Weaving and Brocading Workshop
Tablet Weaving and Brocading
Beautiful, elaborate, brocaded tablet woven bands made in silk with gold and silver as brocading materials have been found on garments dating back about 1000 years to the Viking period. This workshop will start with a short history of these bands. The students will make warps using the `continuous warping' method and they will be introduced to the two ground weave techniques used in the ancient bands. These techniques are warp-twined tablet weaving and double-faced 3/1 broken twill. The participants will also learn different methods to tie-down the brocading weft, how the tie-down points can be arranged, how to treat the brocading weft at the selvages, and how to design brocading patterns. Uses for brocading bands will be discussed. Several tablet woven bands will be available for inspiration.
Trunk Show Handwoven Fashion Show
Trunk Show/Fashion Show
It is time for a fashion show! Come and get inspired! Many different garments and shawls will be shown. The work I have created over the last several years will be modeled by participants. The items have been made using many different weaving techniques and been decorated with various types of embellishments. Five of the garments have been in HGA Convergence Fashion Show. During the show I will explain how each piece was woven and how some of the embellishments on the garments were made. Most of the items have been made with fabrics where I have combined tablet weaving with loom weaving.
Borders and Selvages Inspired by Ancient Techniques Seminar
Borders and Selvages Inspired by Ancient Techniques
Through my studies of ancient textiles I became fascinated with the different tablet woven borders and edges that were used on the costumes. These types of borders and selvages could be tablet woven borders, (woven simultaneously with a piece of fabric on the loom or added after the fabric was finished), tubular selvages, and twisted cord selvages. The students will be introduced to these types of borders and selvages through a brief historical review. How a tablet border can be woven simultaneously with a piece of fabric on the loom will be shown. A pre-warped loom with a simple weave structure and a tablet warp will be provided, and a way of arranging these warps so that the border and the fabric can be woven together using only one shuttle will be demonstrated. They will also learn how to add embellishments to the tablet woven border.
Threading Defined Patterns and Turning Defined Patterns: tablet weaving seminar for beginners
Threading Defined Patterns and Turning Defined Patterns: tablet weaving for beginners
Participants will be introduced to the versatility of tablet weaving and how it can be applied into finished projects or as embellishments on woven items. They will become familiar with the tools to use and the best yarn for specific projects. The difference between threading and turning defined patterns will be taught. Three different tablet weaving techniques will be explained. How to design patterns and how to weave motifs in a band will be explored.
Two Ancient and One Medieval Weaving Techniques Seminar
Two Ancient and One Medieval
Fragments of tablet woven bands have been found in burial grounds in Northern Europe. Some of the bands were woven with intricate tablet weaving techniques. The participants will be introduced to three of these techniques, regular double-face tablet weaving, double-faced 3/1 broken twill, and 'missed hole' technique with brocading. The basic techniques will be taught as well as how to weave motifs. How to design original patterns will be explained. Warps will be set up to give the participants an opportunity to try the techniques.
Tablet Weaving and Brocading Seminar
Tablet Weaving and Brocading
Exquisite brocaded bands have been found in Northern Europe dated to the Viking period (800 - AD 1050). Many of these bands were woven with fine silk as the foundation weft and gold and silver as the brocading weft. The participants will be introduced to the technique used to make these bands. A ground weave technique will be taught. They will also learn different methods to tie-down the brocading weft, arranging the tie-down points, how to treat the brocading weft at the selvages, and designing brocading patterns. Adding embellishments such as beads to a band will be shown.