Tablet Weaving Basics and Beyond with John Mullarkey


2.5 Days

Friday: 9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Sunday: 9 am to 12 pm

We will start with threaded-in patterns.  These are wonderful multi-colored patterns that appear as if by magic.  Simple turning creates complicated patterns because of the setup.  Then we will move to Sulawesi tablet weaving, named for the Indonesian Isle of the same name.  Bold patterns in three colors require following charts and individual card turning to create the patterns.

Registration fee of $260 for FTWG members and $295 for all others.

Materials fee of $15 for 20 cards and a shuttle

  • Four balls or cones of 10/2 mercerized cotton or #10 crochet cotton, each at least one ounce
  • Three colors are required: One cone each of colors A and B, two cones of color C
  • The colors should contrast

John Mullarkey

John Mullarkey is passionate about teaching tablet weaving and exploring new ways to make the art form more contemporary.  He is a nationally recognized teacher, valued for the patience, clarity and organization he brings to his classes.  John has won many awards, is a frequent contributor to national fiber arts publications, and has authored books (“A Tablet Weaver’s Pattern Book,” “Tablet Weaving: Egyptian Diagonals,” et al.) and videos (“Tablet Weaving Made Easy,”  “Double-Faced Tablet Weaving”) about the craft.  His work appears in international shows and has been displayed at museums.  The popular Schacht Zoom Loom is based on John’s design.