30 2018

Tablet Weaving the Aleph Bet

5:00PM - 8:00PM  

Congregation Shir Tikvah The Bridgeport Building
7550 NE Irving St (between NE Glisan and Halsey, at 76th Ave.)
Portland, OR 97213

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Tablet Weaving the Aleph Bet

Learn to weave the aleph-bet, the Hebrew alphabet, in this 2 day workshop using an ancient technique called tablet weaving, a method of producing narrow, sturdy textiles such as straps, belts and trim.  Once students have mastered the technique, Hebrew text can be woven to adorn a variety of items such as bookmarks, an atrarah for a tallit, or a torah scroll binding ribbon.  The equipment is very simple and inexpensive. No previous weaving experience is needed. The class will focus on reading a pattern graph, turning the tablets to create designs, and unweaving to correct mistakes. Yarn and tablets are included. Other materials are provided for class use with an option to purchase.

A graph of the aleph-bet will be provided. You can expect to complete one or two letters during class time. You will leave the workshop with enough materials to weave the entire aleph-bet or a short phrase on your own.

This is the LAST of two classes the next class will be Wednesday, May 30th, 5pm-8pm.

Cost: $50.00 Shir Tikvah members; $60 general public.