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Examples of card weaving.Examples of card weaving.

Card weaving, or tablet weaving, is a technique for weaving sturdy, narrow, colourful bands that can serve as a belt, sling or a solid start for a large fabric. Finds from the Bronze and Iron Ages show that the technology has a long history. Ethnography tells that technology also occurs worldwide.

During the workshop we look at examples from different times and from different places. Next, the participants learn how to set up a simple fabric, how to make thread patterns, if desired, how to weave simple pick-up patterns and how to make possible finishes of woven fabrics.

Moreover, they receive tips for weaving as neatly and evenly as possible. If participants have a tablet weaving frame themselves, it is useful if they take that with them (please indicate when registering, so that I know how much I have to take with me).

This Wednesday morning workshop is given by Dorothee Olthof, an expert in the field of archaeological textiles and in the reconstruction of medieval and later clothing.

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Location: TRC Leiden, Hogewoerd 164, 2351 HW Leiden, the Netherlands. Teacher: Dorothee Olthof. Language: Dutch. Costs: 30 euros. Materials / coffee / tea are provided. Max number of participants: 12. Please register well in advance: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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TRC Gallery exhibition:
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