It’s not Magic, it’s Mechanics: Tablet Weaving Theory with Kris Leet

Mastering a new skill comes in stages, and can be done in one of two ways. The student can start out following ‘recipes’, repeating what others have done in the past, and eventually, hopefully, after many years have a feel for the why and not just the how.

Alternatively, the student can learn the why first. This class takes the latter approach.

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This class will ground you in the mastery of the different variables that affect tablet weaving designs, will help you anticipate which thread will be expressed (and in which direction) in the woven band. It will make you a weaver independent of following patterns, free to design and weave your own ideas.

Full Video Duration: 57 minutes

Average rating:
(based on 11 ratings)

Customer reviews:

It would have been better if the camera had been looking over your shoulder especially when you say have a look at this or that.  We can't see.  In the shoes of the student it would be nice to see things you are explaining as you are doing it.
By  Patsy Gorveatte  on  Aug 20 2022 17:52 PM
Well worth the small fee! This class really helped me understand what was happening with the tablets during tablet weaving. I feel so much more prepared to tackle my own projects after watching this series! I will definitely be referring back to it often. Thanks so much!!!
By  Nissa  on  Nov 21 2021 18:09 PM
Thank you so much for the class.  It gave me a greater understanding of tablet weaving. I am still studying the technique and will continue to do so for a while, but your class has been the most informative. 

Paula Rowland
By  Paula Rowland  on  Jan 17 2020 06:13 AM
 This is an excellent class! It does not teach you how to weave a tablet band, but instead teaches you the how and why your threads behave the way they do based on set up and execution. Kris is a stellar teacher with clear precise explanations. Let her give you the tools to become an independent weaver, instead of a recipe reader! 
By  Allison Dale  on  Aug 23 2019 18:37 PM
As a beginner, I think that this is a great class.  There were many problems which I encountered on my first practice band which were discussed in this class and explained.  The art makes much more sense after viewing the class.  Thank you!!
By  gabriela Hirschbichler-Schernthaner  on  Aug 25 2018 09:27 AM
Lots of must-know info, but sorely lacks video of actual weaving. Just a picture of a sold color band showing angles of threads. Would have been much more informative to see the weaver demonstrating the different chapters while explaining. Didn't need the shots of two people writing notes in a 57 minute video.
By  Robin Hoeflich  on  Sep 13 2017 13:10 PM
Excellent class (with bonus cat)!

Clear descriptions, superb visual support, very well paced presentation.  I like this approach vs the recipe-style, although I'll have to watch again with practice in between.  A fine resource!

By  Mitymous  on  Feb 23 2017 00:58 AM