John Mullarkey's card woven shoelaces. Guild rolled out the welcome mat to the Iowa Federation of Handweavers and Spinners on October 7, 2017. A highlight of the meeting was keynote speaker, John Mullarkey. A nationally known teacher and author, John’s specialty is tablet or card weaving. He kept the mood light with his delightful personality and humor as he described how he uses all of the bands he weaves.