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TABLET WEAVING WORKSHOP

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Shradha Jain

A zealous maker

Experimenting with yarns, beads & paper to calm my maker's itch – is how Shradha Jain introduces herself. It is an apt description for a person who is multi-talented in different areas, with tablet weaving as one of them. 

A graduate from National Institute of Design, founder of Studio Clockworks and Studio Loom Works, Shradha has a deep interest in Indian Textiles. This interest has led her to do extensive research and documentation with various reputed organizations. Currently an educator at Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Bengaluru, Shradha hopes to transfer her passion to her students in the areas of Game Design and Tablet Weaving.

 

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"the details are not the details. they make the design." – charles eames

Have you ever been awestruck by the beautiful design on a fabric? Or been mesmerized with the intricate patterns on a woven belt or a scarf? Does this beautiful art of weaving seem unbeweavable? 

The click and clack of the loom, the warp and the weft blending in perfect synchronization, a beautiful design emerging from threads, the beauty and the details – make it seem like a complex skill and only for the ones born to be an artist? 

 

This program aims at breaking this myth and helping you to learn the basics of Tablet Weaving. This method is an ancient weaving technique where tablets or cards are used to create the shed through which the weft is passed. It is popular for hobbyist weavers for its simple and inexpensive tools that can be used anywhere. 

Through this workshop, know from our facilitator, Shradha Jain, a little about the history of Tablet Weaving, how the Tablet is made, and also learn some key patterns that will lead to creating a beautiful product! 

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

  • 12+ year old creative enthusiasts wanting to explore a simple technique

  • Artists who wish to learn this technique or hone it with an expert

  • Students from Textile Designing courses

TAKEAWAYS

  • Learn the basics of Tablet Weaving

  • Tap on your inner creativity

  • Build focus through the meditative art of weaving

  • Go home with something woven by your very own hands: a keychain, a dog collar, a pair of earrings/ choker, a mask chain, a lanyard or spectacle suspenders

SCHEDULE

Days 1 & 2

  • Understanding the history of tablet weaving

  • Observing how to setup a warp for tablet weaving

  • Learning to create graphs for design to be woven

  • Learning the basic skill of tablet/ card weaving with hands-on participation

Day 3

  • Weaving a product using the skill learnt on days 1 & 2

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1. Will I have to get any resources for the workshop? 

Most of the material will be provided during the workshop. If at all required, we might ask you to get simple things like an empty cereal box or an old deck of cards. What we definitely want you to come with is a curious mind and a happy heart. 

 

2. Will I learn how to make a tablet for this technique?

Yes. The facilitator will give a demo of how to make your own tablets/ cards for weaving.

 

3. Are the materials to make the tablet and create products expensive? Does it require large space? 

No. The materials required to explore the possibilities of the technique are easily available, low-cost materials found in Indian households. We will be sharing the possible alternatives as part of the workshop. 

 

4. Would I get to take something back at the end of the workshop?

Yes! You will be creating a DIY product (keychain, mask chain, earrings or belt) using this technique of Tablet Weaving during the workshop. 

 

5. Will I get a chance to interact and ask questions about weaving and Tablet Weaving?

The workshop will be interactive so participants will have opportunities to ask questions, break myths, and share their experiences with the facilitators. 

​6. What safety precautions will be taken at The Hive?​

​We will be meeting in small groups. Our instructors and staff are fully vaccinated. Masks are recommended when in close proximity. However, the participants are responsible for their own health & safety.​

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Thur, Sep 29

 

Fri, Sep 30

Sun, Oct 1

Orientation, evolution of tablet weaving, observing how to make a tablet & key techniques, practice

Practice different techniques

Create your own product

 

3:00 - 5:00 pm

 

3:00 - 5:00 pm

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Days 1 & 2: INR 700
All 3 days: INR 999

*Only 10 seats available

Cancellation Policy: In the unlikely event of The Hive cancelling any of its workshops for any reason, registered participants will be refunded the entire amount within 15 business days. Course dropouts by participants will be eligible for refund as follows: 30+ days before the event - 75% refund; 15-30 days before the event: 50% refund; less than 15 days - 0% refund. Attendee changes can be accommodated up to 14 days prior to the event.