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.