Learn tablet weaving while you create a dog (or cat) collar using minimal tools! A collar made from the sturdy 3/4 inch wide band is appropriate for small to medium-sized dogs. Those who choose to weave a band only will receive a discount from the class fee equal to the cost of collar hardware.
Tablet weaving – also called card weaving – has been used for many centuries to create sturdy bands that range from basic through incredibly complex patterns.
This introductory-level class will cover measuring warp, reading a pattern draft and threading cards, and experimentation with turning sequences to vary the pattern.
While it is possible to complete a band during the class, participants should expect to finish and assemble the collar at home (a small amount of hand or machine sewing is involved). Instructions and all hardware are included.
Class will be held on Sunday, February 20 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Masks are required.
Instructor: Sharon Barnes
Class fee of $35 includes all materials; participants will take home a full set of 25 cards.
Register and pay $10 online to reserve your spot, then bring the remaining $25 to class. Check, cash and PayPal accepted.
Materials to bring:
- Sturdy, non-stretchy belt that fits comfortably
- Optional – Measurement of dog’s neck
Instructor will provide:
- Cotton yarn for warp and weft
- Set of 25 cards
- 3-piece collar hardware set
- Instructions for weaving and for making a collar
- Tools to use in class
The location for all classes is the Fiber Arts Center of Wichita at 751 George Washington Boulevard.