Tablet Weaving the Aleph Bet

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Linda Hendrickson will teach you the basics of weaving letters with tablets in this two part class. No experience necessary!


Beginners are welcome. No previous weaving experience required.

WHEN:  Sunday May 20, 1:00 pm  – 5:00 pm; Wednesday, May 30, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

COST: $ 50.00 Shir Tikvah members  $60 general public. This fee includes instruction, yarn, and tablets.

ENROLLMENT is limited to 12.  Minimum age: 12.

MORE INFORMATION: email Leah Hershey at [email protected]


About the class:  Learn to weave the aleph-bet, the Hebrew alphabet, 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.


About the instructor:  Linda Hendrickson has been teaching tablet weaving since 1992, and is the author of several instruction books including "Please Weave a Message". She has graphed and woven reproductions of images and text from manuscript binding ribbons from Burma (Myanmar), and in 2017, she traveled to Yangon and Mandalay to meet with weavers who are working to revive lost tablet weaving skills. Linda lives on Portland’s eastside with her husband, John Brockway. Find out more about her and her work on her website by clicking  here.

May 20th, 2018 1:00 PM   through   5:00 PM
7550 NE Irving Street
Portland, OR 97213
United States
Phone: 503.473.8227
Event Fee(s)
Shir Tikvah Member $ 50.00
Non-Member $ 60.00

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