Tablet Weaving Interest Group at LDWS

Handy Tablet Weaving Resources

Uses the same threading conventions used by the Twisted Threads pattern site.
Tablet Weavers’ International Studies and Techniques (TWIST). Online journal (3 issues/year) US$10. Access to back issues and pattern library.
This website has some free patterns. The instructions are very easy to follow

Youtube videos:

Weaving a loop for a handle.
Linda Hendrickson “Weaving a loop handle for a dog leash” 2018

Graphing letters (double-faced weaving).
Linda Hendrickson “Tablet weaving: graphing and weaving letters” 2012

Fishing swivels
Elewys of Finchingefeld “Table weaving tutorial: getting untwisted with fishing swivels” 2021.

KnowKnots “Perfect tablet weaving tension EVERYTIME!” 2018 Meg’s favourite.

Weaving pattern is on reverse side. “Why is my tablet weaving pattern on the bottom?? Answered!“

Anything by Elewys of Finchingefeld, such as “tablet weaving for the absolute beginner”.

Books: (and where you can borrow them)

Crockett, Candace (1991). Card Weaving. Penguin.

Wollny, Claudia (2019). Tablets at Work. Germany. ISBN 978-3-00-057567-9. (Meg)

Snow, Marjorie and William (1973). Step by step tablet weaving. Golden Press: NY. (Meg)

Collingwood, Peter. (1982; 2015). The techniques of tablet weaving. Echo Point Books & Media: Brattleboro, VT. (Meg)

Pattern software/sources: 

There are others but I haven’t checked them out. – very clear descriptions of threading/card orientation, turning, etc. You don’t have to download or guess at anything if you read the descriptions on each pattern. There is a Facebook site and an online newsletter (US$10/yr) associated with the user group. 

 GTT patterns Guntrum’s Tabletweaving Thingy 

Downloadable software that uses its own set of conventions for threading, turning, etc. that is NOT the same as Wollny or Twisted Threads use.

– many patterns shown on Pinterest use the GTT conventions. You can usually spot them by the yellow section on the right with a numbered list of which cards to turn forward and backwards. S and Z refers to the threading slant and not the tablet slant.

– see Youtube video by KnowKnots “Tablet weaving: how to read a GTT pattern”