Tablet Weaving Examples
Examples of tablet weaving and the kit sold by Dryad.
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Peach believed that weaving was one of the most important traditional crafts because it was relatively easy to teach – particularly to children – and its end products could be both beautiful and useful. In 1919 one of his contacts in Germany, Professor Heinrich Pralle of the Hamburg School of Arts and Crafts, introduced him to tablet weaving, an ancient form of weaving that required very little equipment. It was used traditionally to make harnesses, belts and armour fastening in North Africa and Asia. Peach studied examples in the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford and the Bankfield Museum, Halifax. He worked hard to promote the craft and commissioned Pralle to write a leaflet on the craft. His wife, Mabel Peach, became a leading exponent of tablet weaving.
The first 5 images show examples of tablet weaving by Mrs Walter Dugdale and Mrs Peach.
The last image shows one of the tablet weaving kits sold by Dryad.