Linda Hendrickson
Tablet Weaving and Ply-Splitting Books, Tools & Kits


Tablet Weaving Books

Below you will find information on tablet weaving books that you can order from me. Click on the thumbnail of any book to jump to details and price, or just scroll down the page.

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Tablet Weaving Books

Please Weave a Message:
Instructions and Graphs for Tablet-Woven Calligraphy
by Linda Hendrickson
$28.00
including shipping

Watch my videos to see how I weave letters and to view the pangram bands used to illustrate the letters in my book.

144 pages, comb-bound. Instructions for the double-faced weave, and graphs for letters based on six Roman alphabets: Uncial, the early Christian alphabet; Textura Quadrata, a 14th century Gothic hand; 15th century Humanist Bookhand; Italic, the fine Italian hand; Legend, a typeface with an Arabic feeling designed by Ernst Schneidler; and Gill Sans, a modern sans-serif typeface designed by Eric Gill. For each alphabet, several words are graphed and ready to use, including peace, hope, love, and weave.

Instead of weaving each alphabet from a to z, I have composed and woven pangrams, sentences that contain all the letters of the alphabet. The book also includes a tutorial for using Excel to create graphs.

Graphs for each of the alphabets listed above are also available separately in PDF format.

A note for tablet weaving teachers: If you would like to use this book in your classes, please contact me for details.

Graphs for Upper and Lower Case Letters Based on Gill Sans
by Linda Hendrickson
$6.00
including shipping
also available in PDF format $ 6.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee

Graphs for both upper and lower case letters based on
Gill Sans , using 24 tablets. The lower case letters are from my book, Please Weave a Message.

This PDF does not include information on how to read the graphs or weave. If you need this information, it is covered in Please Weave a Message, or you can click here to order the Double-Faced Tablet Weaving Workshop Handout PDF.

Watch my video Tablet Weaving: Graphing and Weaving Letters to see how I weave letters in the double-faced weave.

A note for tablet weaving teachers: If you would like to use these graphs in your classes, please contact me for details.

Please e-mail me to order the PDF and arrange for a PayPal invoice.

Double-Faced Tablet Weaving: 50 Designs from Around the World
by Linda Hendrickson
$21.00
including shipping

120 pages, comb-bound. Complete instructions for making a continuous warp and for the double-faced weave, large graphs with a helpful tablet count field, front and back of all designs shown full-size, tips for avoiding and correcting mistakes and for graphing your own designs. Designs are from the crafts of many different cultures and times, and a reference for the source of inspiration is listed for each design. Most designs need 48 tablets, and some need 56 tablets. Examples of inspiration include a fanciful monkey from a Nazca shirt (Peru), interlaced designs from Bushongo cut pile raffia cloth (Zaire), Hmong reverse applique (Laos), Medieval embroidery (Finland), Bedouin tent hangings (Jordan), and Pueblo pottery (USA).

If you aren't hooked on double-faced by this book, you are probably unhookable!
-- Peter Collingwood, in the foreword to the book.

A note for tablet weaving teachers: If you would like to use this book in your classes, please contact me for details.

Tablet Weaving for Parents and Children
by Linda Hendrickson
$5.00
including shipping

16 pages, 5-1/2"x8-1/2", self-published in 1995. An easy and inexpensive way for anyone to get started with tablet weaving. Complete instructions for making a continuous warp, how to flip and rotate the tablets for geometric designs in warp twining, step-by-step directions for weaving a flat band and a seamless tube. Ideas for weaving a friendship bracelet, shoelaces, and bookmarks.

Watch my video on how to make a continuous warp .

A note for tablet weaving teachers: If you would like to use this book in your classes, please contact me for details.

Two-Hole Andean Pebble Weave for ages 10 and up
by Linda Hendrickson
$8.00
including shipping

28 pages, 5-1/2"x8-1/2", self-published in 2004. This booklet is a follow-up to my article "Tablet Weaving with Children", Handwoven, November/December 2003, p. 43. Complete instructions for making a continuous warp for pebble weave, and for weaving charming traditional Andean designs with tablets. I created the graphs by analyzing bands in my collection from Peru, and also designed an alphabet for this booklet. Several words are graphed and ready to weave. All graphs are for 16 tablets. The normal corner holes are not used. Instead, use a hole puncher to make holes in the center of two adjacent edges (or you can order the tablets with extra holes). Each tablet carries one dark and one light thread. To weave, just turn the tablets individually or in groups to make the top of the shed match the row of the graph.

A note for tablet weaving teachers: If you would like to use this book in your classes, please contact me for details.

Tubular Cardwoven Neckpieces: Modern Adornment from an Ancient Weaving Technique
by Linda Hendrickson
$17.00
including shipping

Watch my video on how to make a continuous warp .

40 pages, 8-1/2"x 11", published by Robin & Russ Handweavers in 1994. My first book, with instructions for making the "10-minute warp", how to flip and turn the tablets for simple geometric patterns in warp twining, how to weave a tube, hints on designing necklaces, and a variety of necklaces shown in color.




The Techniques of Tablet Weaving
by Peter Collingwood
$40.00
including shipping

This book, originally published in 1982 and reprinted in 2002, remains the most comprehensive book on the subject. This is my favorite tablet weaving book, which I have studied off and on since 1993, but have not yet managed to read all the way through. I have most carefully read the large chapter on the double-faced weaves, and this book has been a great inspiration to me in my own writing on that subject.

320 pages, paperback edition with same text as the original but new format; 232 B&W photos, 242 illustrations. Historical introduction, equipment, a variety of warping methods, warp twining, plain weave, hopsack, gauze, twill, double-face, double cloth, triple cloth, brocade, tapestry, velvet, and special warp and weft manipulations.


Card Weaving or Tablet Weaving
by Russell Groff
$12.00
including shipping

This is a funky classic, with 53 patterns determined by the threading, first published in 1969, with the 10th printing in 2003. Designs range from some of the classic geometrics to novelty ones including Santa Claus, cowboys, children holding hands, pumpkins, and jack-o-lanterns. I think children would especially like the novelty designs, and you could do all sorts of fun seasonal things with many of these designs. The pattern drafts could be transferred to Excel or a tablet weaving program to make them easier to use.

Instructions show how to prepare a warp using a warping board. The warp ends are cut and the cards are threaded one hole at a time following a pattern draft. Although this has been a common way to set up for designs determined by the threading, there are more efficient ways to do this. One is to use Peter Collingwood's threading device shown in his book Techniques of Tablet Weaving, and another is a variation of the continuous warp shown in Otfried Staudigel's Tablet-Woven Magic.



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This page was updated on December 6, 2016.