John Mullarkey – 2-day Tablet Weaving Workshop / Registration Open Now

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John Mullarkey – 2-day Tablet Weaving Workshop / Registration Open Now

May 13 - May 14


Monday, May 13    9:30-4:30 (Potluck dinner 4:45 -6:00 – details provided to registrants)
Tuesday, May 14    9:30-4:30

Lunch will be from 12:30 to 1:30 on both days.  Bring your own lunch or plan to purchase at a nearby take-out.

Where: Wiestoria Depot, Bend, OR


Note: If the class is sold out, send an email to to be added first come, first served to the wait list.

Registration Details

Limit: 18 people

Member Registration: Opens 1 AM March 1, 2024 – April 14, 2024

  • Online registration only
  • A waiting list will be established on a first-come, first-served basis when the 18 places are filled.

Member Fee:  $115

  • Scholarship assistance:  available to guild members. See under the Resources/Scholarship tab for application instructions.

Late/Non-member registration: If there are any remaining spaces, anyone may register online on April 15, 2024

Late/Non-member Fee: $145

Materials Fee: $2 each paid directly to instructor

Deck of 20 weaving cards available to those who need them: $5 each paid directly to instructor

All registration closes April 30, 2024.



May 13 – Tablet Weaving: Threaded-in designs 
Ever been curious about weaving? Why not start with weaving bands with cards? Using simple tools, we’ll start weaving a band that can be used as a lanyard, lace, or bracelet. We will begin with a discussion on how to read and design tablet weaving drafts. Then we will proceed to setting up the cards, weaving the band, and end with a discussion of finishing techniques. Along the way, we will focus on avoiding common pitfalls and sharing tips and tricks for weaving perfect bands. For those interested in learning how to tablet weave.

May 14 – Tablet Weaving: Double-card double-turn diagonals 
Also called “Egyptian” Diagonals, this workshop will focus on weaving diagonal patterns with tablets.  We will use the circular warp setup, and learn how to use two packs to create interesting diagonal designs.  Patterns will be provided, but individual exploration will be encouraged.  No previous tablet weaving experience required.

John Mullarkey Bio:

John is passionate about teaching tablet weaving and exploring new ways to make the art form more contemporary. Tablet weaving is a primitive technique that creates simple weave structures, but offers great variation in patterning. John loves to push tablet weaving beyond its customary limits to create original and surprising interpretations of traditional structures and designs. He is a nationally recognized teacher, valued for the patience, clarity and organization he brings to his classes. After beginning to teach in 2009, John left a software development career to focus on weaving and teaching full time.

John has won many awards, is a frequent contributor to national fiber arts publications, and has authored books (“A Tablet Weaver’s Pattern Book,” “Tablet Weaving: Egyptian Diagonals,” et al.) and videos (“Tablet Weaving Made Easy,” “Double-Faced Tablet Weaving”) about the craft. His work appears in international shows and has been displayed at museums. The popular Schacht Zoom Loom is based on John’s design.



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Wiestoria Depot (½ block North of NE 8th St. & Revere intersection)
805 Wiest Way
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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