Card weaving example

Card weaving

Saturday 11 March 2017


The course

Card or tablet weaving is an ancient craft, which has been traditionally used to make strong, narrow decorative bands or braids. Simple cards form a “loom” but although card weaving requires little equipment, an infinite variety of very complex weaves can be achieved. During this course you will make your own weaving cards and then use them to produce a colourful braid. At the end of the day, participants will have the equipment and knowledge they need to further their skills.

The tutor

Hilary Charlesworth who exhibits her work, details of which can be seen on She teaches workshops in a number of textile skills and is a member of the Institute for Learning.

Participant information

Please bring two G clamps. All other materials will be provided. If you wish bring a notebook and camera.

Please wear layers as the course will take place in the Downland Gridshell which can be cool.


£55 per person, to include tuition, materials, teas and coffees.

The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.