Our own Elly took centre stage once again at Tuesday’s meeting when she demonstrated the ancient craft of Tablet or Card Weaving.
We learned that this method of weaving has been practised for around four and a half thousand years, and that tablet-woven braids were used to decorate the clothing of the Saxons and the Vikings.
Z twists and S twists and warping were all explained, and Elly showed us a small sample of the items she has made, including an ingenious bag that involved a looooong zip.
After a practical demonstration of how to turn the cards (helped by her “lovely assistant” Stan) it was “over to you” and several members tried their hand.
Thank you Elly for your generosity in sharing your skill.