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


Tablet Weaving Instructions in PDF Format
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This page includes PDFs of six alphabets in my book Please Weave a Message, a Hebrew aleph-bet for 34 tablets, a collection inspired by African designs from my book Double-Faced Tablet Weaving: 50 Designs from Around the World , and some tablet weaving workshop handouts.

Graphs for Upper and Lower Case Letters Based on Gill Sans
by Linda Hendrickson
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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. To design these letters, I started with the letters in Plate 158 of Peter Collingwood's book The Techniques of Tablet Weaving, and modified them to make them more consistent with the letter shapes of Gill Sans. The capital letters are not in my book; I designed them years after I self-published the book.

a tablet-woven pangram with letters based on Gill Sans
A pangram showing the appearance of tablet-woven letters based on Gill Sans

This PDF does not contain information about how to weave the double-faced structure and how to read the graphs. 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.


Graphs for Letters Based on Textura Quadrata
by Linda Hendrickson
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Graphs for lower case letters based on Textura Quadrata , using 34 tablets. These are from my book, Please Weave a Message. I modified Textura Quadrata letters graphed for tablet weaving by Michael Cook.

a tablet-woven pangram with letters based on Textura Quadrata
A pangram showing the appearance of tablet-woven letters based on Textura Quadrata.

This PDF does not contain information about how to weave the double-faced structure and how to read the graphs. 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.


Graphs for Letters Based on Uncial
by Linda Hendrickson
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Graphs for letters based on Uncial , using 34 tablets. These are my original designs from my book, Please Weave a Message.

a tablet-woven pangram with letters based on Uncial
A pangram showing the appearance of tablet-woven letters based on Uncial.

This PDF does not contain information about how to weave the double-faced structure and how to read the graphs. 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.


Graphs for Letters Based on Humanist Bookhand
by Linda Hendrickson
PDF format $ 6.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee


Graphs for letters based on Humanist Bookhand , using 44 tablets. These are my original designs from my book, Please Weave a Message.

a tablet-woven pangram with letters based on Humanist Bookhand
A pangram showing the appearance of tablet-woven letters based on Humanist Bookhand.

This PDF does not contain information about how to weave the double-faced structure and how to read the graphs. 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.


Graphs for Letters Based on Italic
by Linda Hendrickson
PDF format $ 6.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee


Graphs for letters based on Italic , using 44 tablets. These are my original designs from my book, Please Weave a Message. You need to beat at an angle to make the letters slant!

a tablet-woven pangram with letters based on Italic
A pangram showing the appearance of tablet-woven letters based on Italic.

This PDF does not contain information about how to weave the double-faced structure and how to read the graphs. 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.


Graphs for Letters Based on Legend
by Linda Hendrickson
PDF format $ 6.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee


Graphs for letters based on Legend , using 52 tablets. These are my original designs from my book, Please Weave a Message.

tablet-woven pangram by Linda Hendrickson with letters based on Legend
A pangram showing the appearance of tablet-woven letters based on Legend.

This PDF does not contain information about how to weave the double-faced structure and how to read the graphs. 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.


Graphs for a Hebrew Aleph-Bet for 34 Tablets
by Linda Hendrickson
PDF format $ 6.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee


Several Jewish members of Portland Handweavers Guild encouraged me to graph Hebrew for tablet weaving. The inspiration for this aleph-bet is "Hebrew Font - Times - 09 High" by Pepita Needlework, and can be found at Judaica Needlepoint, along with many other aleph-bet cross-stitch charts.

If you weave with the band to your side, as I do, you will need to have the band on the right when weaving Hebrew. Since Hebrew is read from right to left, having the band on the right will make it easier to have the graph in a convenient position while you are weaving.

This PDF does not contain information about how to weave the double-faced structure and how to read the graphs.





Graphs for African Designs
by Linda Hendrickson
PDF format $ 8.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee



A collection of eight traditional designs from Africa, using 48 or 56 tablets, which I graphed for my book, Double-Faced Tablet Weaving: 50 Designs from Around the World. Each graph includes information about the inspiration for the design, as well as the reference for the book in which I found it.
The designs are inspired by:

  • Six-pointed star, from a tablet-woven band, Tunisia
  • Bushongo and Shoowa cut-pile raffia embroidery, Zaire
  • Fulani quilted horse armor, Cameroun
  • The lion and saint motif, from a tablet-woven curtain, Ethiopia
  • Okavango beaded apron, Botswana

    This PDF does not contain information about how to weave the double-faced structure and how to read the graphs, You can click here to order the Double-Faced Tablet Weaving Workshop Handout PDF.


    Double-Faced Tablet Weaving Workshop Handout
    by Linda Hendrickson
    PDF format $ 3.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee


    This 2-page handout presents my method for graphing double-faced designs and for weaving from the graph. Instructions include a basic overview of the two-pack method, how to set up the tablets and how to turn them, how to read the pattern graph, and hints for graphing your own designs.


    Tablet Weaving: Simple Patterns in Four-Strand Warp Twining
    by Linda Hendrickson
    PDF format $ 3.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee


    A very helpful 2-page chart for arranging the tablets to weave eight different warp-twined designs. These include Checkerboards, Diagonal Lines, Wavy Lines, and two variations of Chevrons and Diamonds. This is a handout that I always use when teaching beginning tablet weaving. The chart shows the three variables that interact to create designs: threading direction, the position of the A-B line, and turning direction. The same information is presented in two ways -- diagrams on the left, and text on the right.

    Some examples of simple warp-twined designs. I wove these bracelets with 8 tablets and 5/2 perle cotton. Children as young as 6 can easily weave bracelets like this. I often set up warps with only 4 tablets, which makes turning even easier for children.


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    This page created on August 7, 2015 and updated on June 19, 2018.