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Certain skills OR additional fees required for this class
(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 West 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
8088 No skills required Tablet Weaving: Ram's Horn and its Relatives
Ramâ€™s Horn is a popular beginnerâ€™s pattern with lots of variations. Learn how to read a draft, set-up the cards, and weave this beautiful pattern. With a few changes to turning, learn several of the variations to the Ramâ€™s Horn pattern like Ivy and Running Dog. No previous tablet weaving experience required.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
7128 Easy Tablet Weaving: Two-sided Delights
In this workshop we will learn how to design and weave double faced patterns. This technique is easy to warp and allows for woven figures and lettering. No previous tablet weaving experience necessary, but concentration is required.
Materials fee: $15 for 20 cards, 1 shuttle and documentation.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
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.