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(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Nationally-recognized teacher John Mullarkey has been tablet weaving for nearly a decade. His work has been displayed in the Missouri History Museum, and garments using his card woven bands have been featured in international fashion shows. His designs are featured frequently in weaving magazines. John is the primary author of A Tablet Weaver's Pattern Book and has produced two DVDs: Tablet Weaving Made Easy and Double-Faced Tablet Weaving. He is the developer of the Schacht Zoom Loom. featured frequently in weaving magazines.
For more about John, go to malarkycrafts.com.
STITCHES Midwest 2017 Classes
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
7098 No skills required The Ultimate Band: Card Weaving Primer
Tired of knitting I-cord? Bored with store-bought webbing? Learn the fundamentals of card weaving! This ancient portable weaving technique takes little investment in tools but produces the strongest, most durable, most beautiful bands imaginable for custom camera and guitar straps, belts, and straps for shoulder or carry bags, or facing for a cardigan. We will discuss the basics of reading a draft, warping a loom, and weaving a band. This style of card weaving is straightforward and easy to weave, but allows for very colorful repeating patterns.
Note: No prior weaving experience is necessary.Â Portable looms will be provided for the students to borrow.
Materials fee: $15 for 20 cards and 1 shuttle.Â
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6124-1 Easy Weave the Center, Knit the Edge: The Ligeia Stole Workshop (Part 1)
The Ligeia Stole brings together two ancient artsâ€”weaving and knittingâ€”to create a finished piece that's both striking and elegant. In this full-day workshop, designers Franklin Habit and John Mullarkey will guide you through all the necessary steps, from weaving and joining the beautifully patterned elements of the pin-woven center; through the knitting-on of the matched lace edging. You won't believe how simple the tools and techniques are, and how quickly your own treasured stole will come together. No previous weaving experience is required!
Note: This is a two part class, you must also sign up for 6124-2 with Franklin Habit on Saturday PM. You cannot take one part without the other.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7103 No skills required Ply-split Braided Scarf
Literally what it sounds like, learn to split the plies of commercial 2-ply or 4-ply yarn to create a colorful braided scarf. Using a grip-fid and commercial yarn, start on a scarf while learning the basics of ply-split braiding, a very old cloth making technique. The interaction between the yarn colors as one yarn splits another is a fascinating and fun effect.
Materials fee: $8 for scarf materials.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7102 No skills required Tablet Weaving: Woven Shoe Laces
Weave your own shoe laces! Using a weaving technique called tablet weaving, and literally using cards as your loom, learn how to weave laces out of crochet cotton. Your fly shoes will only get flyer with laces you've woven for them.
Note: Portable looms will be provided for the students to us in class.
Materials fee: $15 for 20 cards and 1 shuttle.