This delightful technique originates in SE Asia, and uses a simple loom construct; a piece of bamboo…
or for non-tropical climes a dowel from the local hardware store. The woven band sports beaded selvages
in the student’s favorite colors, and can be used for bracelets, hatbands, headbands, choker necklaces,
cell phone case handles… the possibilities are endless!
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This tutorial is offered free of charge, being a durable reference for Marilyn’s Viking Knitting
students at conferences across the nation. View the multi-step process of attaching the findings to
the pulled coil, from the seat with the best view in the house!
Tablet weaving is a complex and challenging set of techniques that can best be mastered
by understanding the unique way the tablets work.
This class will teach you the seven variables that underlie tablet weaving, giving you
the tools to both understand why and be in control of how the tablets are manipulated, and
suggest how you can use them to make the tablet woven bands you envision.
When backstrap weavers are seated at their looms with their hands busily creating cloth,
their bodies are more than something static, like a tree or post, which serve simply to
suspend one end of the warp. Their bodies are a moving part of the loom itself and essential
to its operation.
This video reveals the secrets behind the smooth and fluid operation of these wonderfully
simple pieces of equipment. You will learn how to be more than the weaver - you will be the
What’s old is hot! This historical jewelry making technique is simple enough for youngsters,
yet produces elegant necklaces, bracelets, or even earrings. The materials needed to make the coil
can be found in your neighborhood hardware store, or the student can move on to sterling silver. Either way,
the necklace comes out stunning!
Temari balls are exquisitely wound and embroidered gems that are given in Japan as a very special
gift to a loved one on an auspicious occasion. Easy to learn at a beginner’s level, the intrigued student
can follow the craft up many layers of complexity, and never become bored with this technique. It has
chieved the proud level of an art form.
Cotton Spinning Made Easy, by Joan Ruane, a renowned cotton spinning teacher,
is a classic film that will never grow old. This video takes you step-by-step through
the process of spinning cotton on our wheel and shows you how to store and use your lovely handspun
In Cotton Spinning With The Takli, Joan Ruane, a renowned cotton spinner and teacher,
not only teaches you how to use the little metal takli support spindle, but she includes
instruction on the Indian book charkha. “Take to spinning to find peace of mind. The music
of the wheel will be as balm to our soul. I believe that the yarn we spin is capable of
mending the broken warp and woof of our life. The charkha is the symbol for nonviolence
on which all life, if it is to be real life, must be based.” –– Mahatma Gandhi.
Delightfully easy to make, while looking deceptively complex,
these stars are popular in Europe, especially at Christmas time.
You will see them hanging in windows there, with light shining
through them. The class is geared for adults, but the technique
is easy enough for children. No experience needed to make beautiful
stars – first time!
Tablet Weaving is a portable band weaving technique that produces intricate patterns with
little equipment and no loom required.
Come learn the basics:
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