Description of workshop:
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 some ideas on how to sew the fabric into a bag, how to decorate it, and how to finish it off with a closure and a handle will be discussed.