Tablet Weaving Digital Class
This listing is for video-only access to this workshop. Please note that materials are not included but the FULL workshop (video + curated materials) can be found here.
Learn the ancient craft of tablet weaving using a custom birch board loom, made exclusively for this workshop. Watching a decorative band come together using this technique truly seems like magic. By turning tablets that are laced with thread, together we’ll create long thin bands with intricate patterns and vibrant color combinations. In the workshop, Lindsey Campbell, the artist and instructor behind Hello Hydrangea, teaches us how to use a board loom and create two gorgeous projects, sharing her passion and skill for one of the oldest forms of weaving.
TABLET WEAVING HISTORY AND MATERIALS
Dating back to the Iron age at least, tablet weaving (or “card weaving”) has a vast and expansive history. The tablets of the past were commonly made of wood, leather, antler, or bone. With the introduction of cardstock, tablets were soon made of this lightweight and flexible material—hence the newer (and interchangeable term) of “card weaving.” As the craft spread throughout Europe and Scandinavia, weavers began to combine their linen or wool threads with silk, and even added gold or silver as a surface weft decoration.
WEAR WHAT YOU WEAVE
Tablet weaving bands have long been used as decorative embellishments for garments and that’s still what we use them for today. Try creating them for hat bands, belts, curtain pulls, bag or camera straps, or even shoelaces. After completing the workshop, try swapping out colors and experimenting with patterns.
To learn more about Lindsey and our Tablet Weaving Premium Workshop, explore our Featured Maker Page.
This workshop includes:
- A detailed, digital workshop by Lindsey Campbell
- A live Maker Chat Q&A for our community to join in creative conversation
Share with us! We can’t wait to see the tablet weavings you create using Lindsey’s techniques. We hope you enjoy this workshop and we’d love to see how you are inspired to create. Be sure to share with us by tagging @thecraftersbox, our featured artist @hellohydrangea, and use #thecraftersbox so all can follow along in your creative journey. Happy making!