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


Tablet Weaving Graphs and Books in PDF Format
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A note for teachers: If you would like to use any of these PDFs in your classes, please e-mail me for details.


This page includes PDFs of six alphabets in my book Please Weave a Message, a Hebrew aleph-bet for 34 tablets, Design Collections from my book Double-Faced Tablet Weaving: 50 Designs from Around the World, my books Two-Hole Andean Pebble Weave, and Tubular Cardwoven Neckpieces, and some tablet weaving workshop handouts.


Graphs for Upper and Lower Case Letters Based on Gill Sans
by Linda Hendrickson
PDF format $ 6.00 plus 5% 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. 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
PDF format $ 6.00 plus 5% transaction fee


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
PDF format $ 6.00 plus 5% transaction fee


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% 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% 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% 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% 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.




Design Collection: Africa
Graphs for tablet weaving by Linda Hendrickson
PDF format $ 6.00 plus 5% transaction fee





A collection of 8 graphs inspired by 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. A facing page for each graph includes the tablet count and front and back images of the woven design. 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.


    Design Collection: Middle East
    Graphs for tablet weaving by Linda Hendrickson
    PDF format $ 6.00 plus 5% transaction fee





    A collection of 8 graphs inspired by traditional designs from the Middle East, using 48 or 56 tablets, which I graphed for my book, Double-Faced Tablet Weaving: 50 Designs from Around the World. A facing page for each graph includes the tablet count and front and back images of the woven design. 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:

  • Persian diaper band, Iran
  • Baluch kilim, Iran
  • Bedouin tent hangings, Jordan
  • Kurdish pile rug, Turkey
  • Palestinian embroidered pillow cover, Israel

    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.


    Design Collection: Asia and the Pacific Islands
    Graphs for tablet weaving by Linda Hendrickson
    PDF format $ 6.00 plus 5% transaction fee





    A collection of 8 graphs inspired by traditional designs from Asia and the Pacific Islands, using 48 or 56 tablets, which I graphed for my book, Double-Faced Tablet Weaving: 50 Designs from Around the World. A facing page for each graph includes the tablet count and front and back images of the woven design. Each graph also 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:

  • Knot of Fate pile carpet, Tibet
  • Ram's Star Kizilayak carpet, Central Asia
  • Chodor carpets, Central Asia
  • Salor carpet, Central Asia
  • Hmong reverse applique, Laos
  • Deerskin fireman's coat, Japan
  • Lime spatula, New Guinea

    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.


    Design Collection: South America
    Graphs for tablet weaving by Linda Hendrickson
    PDF format $ 5.25 plus 5% transaction fee





    A collection of 7 graphs inspired by traditional designs from South America, using 48 or 56 tablets, which I graphed for my book, Double-Faced Tablet Weaving: 50 Designs from Around the World. A facing page for each graph includes the tablet count and front and back images of the woven design. Each graph also 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:

  • Kneeling monkey, Nazca shirt, Peru
  • Huari shirt, Peru
  • Double-cloth with feline motif, Peru
  • Textile panel, Peru
  • Highland weaving, Bolivia
  • Mapuche embroidered saddle bag, Chile

    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.


    Design Collection: American Southwest
    Graphs for tablet weaving by Linda Hendrickson
    PDF format $ 6.00 plus 5% transaction fee





    A collection of 8 graphs inspired by traditional Native American designs from Southwestern USA, using 48 tablets, which I graphed for my book, Double-Faced Tablet Weaving: 50 Designs from Around the World. A facing page for each graph includes the tablet count and front and back images of the woven design. Each graph also 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:

  • Hopi pottery, USA
  • Navajo blankets, USA
  • Rain bird designs, Pueblo pottery, USA

    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.


    Design Collection: Mexico and USA
    Graphs for tablet weaving by Linda Hendrickson
    PDF format $ 5.25 plus 5% transaction fee





    A collection of 7 graphs inspired by traditional Native American designs from Mexico and the USA, using 48 or 56 tablets, which I graphed for my book, Double-Faced Tablet Weaving: 50 Designs from Around the World. A facing page for each graph includes the tablet count and front and back images of the woven design. Each graph also 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:

  • Huichol double-woven belt, Mexico
  • Double-headed eagle, Huichol embroidery, Mexico
  • Kokopelli, Hohokam pottery, USA
  • Karok painted milkweed headdress, USA
  • Turtle, Pueblo painted pottery, USA
  • Mountain sheep petroglyph, USA
  • Wasco soft-weave basket, USA

    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.


    Design Collection: Europe and USA
    Graphs for tablet weaving by Linda Hendrickson
    PDF format $ 3.00 plus 5% transaction fee




    A collection of 4 graphs inspired by designs from Europe and the USA, using 48 tablets, which I graphed for my book, Double-Faced Tablet Weaving: 50 Designs from Around the World. A facing page for each graph includes the tablet count and front and back images of the woven design. Each graph also 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:

  • 5th century picture stone, Sweden
  • Medieval embroidery, Finland
  • Clasped weft rug, England
  • Heart in hand, 19th century tin cookie cutter, USA

    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.



    Two-Hole Andean Pebble Weave for ages 10 and up
    by Linda Hendrickson
    PDF format $ 7.00 plus 5% transaction fee


    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.

    Please e-mail me to order the PDF.



    Tubular Cardwoven Neckpieces
    by Linda Hendrickson
    PDF format $ 12.00 plus 5% transaction fee


    38 pages, 8-1/2" x 11. Published by Robin & Russ Handweavers in 1994, and now out of print. My first book, and still the only one on tubular cardweaving (also known as tablet weaving!). Fifteen color and 51 black & white photos. Easy-to-follow instructions featuring the 10-minute warp. All of the designs in this book feature simple warp-twined designs such as chevrons & diamonds where all the tablets are turned together.

    Please e-mail me to order the PDF.

    A companion video, Weave a Neckpiece, was produced by Victorian Video Productions in 1996. The content is now available in streaming format from Taproot Video . You can also see the part of the video about the warping process on my YouTube Channel. The clip on YouTube is called Tablet Weaving: How to Make a Continuous Warp.

    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 April 21, 2020.