John Mullarkey

John MullarkeyA nationally-recognized teacher, John has been tablet weaving for nearly a decade. His work has been displayed in the Missouri History Museum, and garments using his card-woven bands have been featured in international fashion shows. His designs are featured frequently in Handwoven. John is the primary author of A Tablet Weaver’s Pattern Book, and has produced two DVDs for Interweave Press: Tablet Weaving Made Easy and Double-Faced Tablet Weaving. He is the developer of the Schacht Zoom Loom.

Not Fo rSquares

Tablet Weaving: Not Just for Squares

104, Friday AM

If you are interested in tablet/card weaving, and you want to move beyond square card with four holes, this is the seminar for you. We’ll look at weaving with 3-hole, 6-hole, and yes, even 8-hole cards. How do common techniques change when you change the number of holes? How does the band physically change? All of these questions and more will be answered.

Tablet Weaving: Coptic Band Designing

504, Sunday AM

Coptic Diamonds 1Coptic Diamonds 2A Coptic band displayed in Collingwood’s TTW included a diamond pattern with a very intricate-looking diagonal pattern with a background of small diamonds or scales. It turns out this is a simple setup and there is a simple method for creating your own original patterns in this style. This is a hands-on design class as we look at the method to create similar intricate and intriguing patterns that can be woven at home.