Twists & Turns: Tablet Woven Textiles with Sadb Field

How does card weaving actually work? What can tablet weaving make that other looms can’t? Come play with different weave structures that are only possible with weaving tablets, one of the most ancient forms of loom in history.

Bring 4 spools of your favorite yarn; cotton crochet thread gauge 3, 5, or 10 is recommended, since most weave structures show up better with smooth warp that doesn’t stretch. If you have tablets or cards, please bring them. You will need 16-20 tablets for the class. A few kits of handmade tablets will be available for $30, but you’re also welcome to bring plastic playing cards, a hole punch and scissors to make a set on site. An inkle loom or box/strap loom is helpful as well.

When: Sunday, October 29, 2023, 1–4 pm
Cost: $30 Members / $35 Non-members
Class Size: Limit of 20 students.
Minimum Age: 15
Skill level: This fast paced class is open to beginners.
Where: Peace Lutheran Church, 1510 Broad Crossing Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22911
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2023 @ 6 pm.

Sadb is a reenactor and craft enthusiast who focuses on early historical and prehistoric material cultures around the world. She runs a small, sustainable farm in Amherst, VA, applying ancient methods to modern agriculture. She hand-shears her flock of purebred Finnsheep and enjoys making fiber processing tools out of wood, such as spindles, distaffs and looms. She teaches wool combing, spinning and distaff use, various types of weaving, and other crafts such as soap making and parchment processing, hearth cooking, etc.

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