Tablet Weave a Dog Collar

Learn tablet weaving while you create a dog collar using minimal tools!  A collar from the 3/4 inch wide band is appropriate for small to medium-sized dogs.  (Those who choose not to make a collar from the woven band will receive a discount from the class fee equal to the cost of collar hardware.)

This technique, also called card weaving, has been used for many centuries to create sturdy bands that range from basic through incredibly complex patterns.

card weaving in progressThe 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.

Finished collar

Class will be held on Saturday, July 27 from 10 am – noon.

Instructor: Sharon Barnes

Class fee of $30 includes all materials; participants will take home a full set of 25 cards.

Register online and bring payment to class.  Check & cash 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.