Inge Dam

Inge is the author of Tablet-Woven Accents for Designer Fabrics: Contemporary Uses for Ancient Techniques. She has taught workshops in the US, Canada, and England, and taught for Convergence and Complex Weavers Seminars. She has won many awards for her work and her work has appeared in Weavers, Handwoven, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, and Fibre Focus. She weaves on a 32-shaft Louet Megado dobby loom and specializes in weaving unique garments. In most of her garments she incorporates tablet weaving and other embellishments.

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Tablet Weaving and Brocading

406 Thursday PM

Beautiful brocaded tablet woven bands, dated to the Viking period (800 – AD 1050), have been found in Northern Europe. Many of these bands were woven with fine silk as the foundation weft, gold and silver as the brocading weft.  Seminar participants are introduced to the technique used to make these bands. You will learn the ground weaving technique – warp-twined tablet weaving. Two different methods to tie-down the brocading weft, arranging the tie-down points, how to treat the brocading weft at the selvages, and designing brocading patterns, are all presented. Uses for brocaded bands is discussed, and participants will have the opportunity to weave on warps set up in advance. Samples are available for inspiration.