The ancient craft of Tablet or Card Weaving.

Our own Elly took centre stage once again at Tuesday’s meeting when she demonstrated the ancient craft of Tablet or Card Weaving.

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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.

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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.  

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Thank you Elly for your generosity in sharing your skill.

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