Lost City Knits will hold a salon for intrepid fiber enthusiasts featuring John Mullarkey, author of A Tablet Weaver’s Pattern Book, over the long weekend of September 20th-22nd in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. The series of classes is called Tablet Weaving from Around the World.
Each of the three days of classes will cover an individual tablet weaving tradition, from the fairly recent Turkish Kivrim “Ram’s Head” motifs, to the century-old Egyptian Coptic Diamonds, and finally the Anglo-Saxon card weaving from 1500 years ago.
All students — regardless of skill level — will work with cards and looms John provides to create their own bands from each of these traditions.
We’ve know John for several years, and are excited to bring him to Tulsa for a serious look at this aspect of the fiber arts. He pushes this old art form in contemporary ways, using historical techniques to inspire new patterns.
We will hold the series of classes at the Courtyard by Marriott in the heart of the Art Deco District of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Courtyard will have a block of rooms for people who will be coming in from out of town and need lodging.
The fifteen available seats will go on sale Saturday, May 11th at 9:00am Lost City time. The cost will be $425 for the classes and materials, payable either at once or in three installments. Lost City Knits will have cotton for you to work with in class, but will also have small skeins of lace weight silk available, and John can sell his tablets and looms, so you will go home with good materials and tools.
This series is appropriate for all levels of experience, from absolute beginner to advanced. It’s a good way to begin with weaving because the tools are so portable, and people with experience with large looms will learn some more intricate maneuvers they hadn’t yet considered.