Structure Session: Card Weaving: January 18, 2024


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Date: January 18, 2024
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM MST 

With Jamie Hurlburt 


Join us for a fun and informative one-evening workshop all about card weaving! Card weaving (AKA tablet weaving) is an ancient and widespread technique for creating strong woven bands using very simple materials. It has been used around the world to make everything from belts and stoles to shoe laces and guitar straps.

Card weaving is familiar in many ways, but it is also fundamentally different from multi-shaft loom weaving. We'll start by talking through how card weaving creates sheds by manipulating cards, and how it twines the warp as you weave to create super strong products. 

We'll discuss how to tension card weaving projects on backstrap looms, as well as how to temporarily repurpose shaft looms for card weaving projects. We'll also go over some of the most common styles and design patterns in card weaving so that you can see the full range of options from this deceptively simple technique.

By the end of the workshop, you'll be all set to try out one of our beginner card weaving patterns. 

This workshop is perfect for anyone who has basic weaving experience, whether you're a newer weaver or an experienced weaver looking to expand your skills. 

Note: You don't need a set of weaving cards to attend this workshop as we will not be completing a project during the session. If you'd like to get some to work on after the session you can find them here.

Our structure series is available in person or online. Online participants will receive a digital package before the workshop. They will be emailed a zoom link the morning of the workshop and have opportunities to ask questions and see our studio samples up close.

Don't miss this opportunity to explore the world of card weaving! Sign up today to reserve your spot in our one-evening workshop.

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