Tablet Weaving and Ply-Splitting Books, Tools & Kits
Yarn and Yarn Kits for Tablet Weaving
5/2 Perle Cotton
$1.20 per ball including shipping
This is 5/2 perle cotton from Yarn Barn, which I have wound into 40-yd. balls. I use this yarn for most of my tablet weaving, and also for making cords for ply-splitting. Click on the image of the yarn balls to see a larger view and color names.
Update: I can wind 40-yard balls of all of the colors of 5/2 perle that I use to make my ply-split cords. Below is the color chart:
NOTE: I no longer have Dusty Coral, and instead have Lilac.
Perle Cotton Kit
$7.00 including shipping
Kit contains six balls 5/2 perle cotton, 40 yds each. Choose any combination of colors shown above.
Friendship Bracelet Kit for Children of all Ages
$19.50 including shipping
Kit contains the following:
Booklet Tablet Weaving for Parents and Children
Six balls 5/2 perle cotton, 40 yds each. Choose any combination of colors shown above.
Child's wooden stick shuttle (made from lattice)
The booklet contains all of the basic information needed to get started with tablet weaving, including warping, arranging the tablets for a variety of geometric patterns, instructions for making friendship bracelets, and suggestions for other projects. The only thing you need to provide is a way to tension the warp -- this can be done with two C-clamps attached to the edge of a table. We also offer a simple tablet weaving loom on the Tools page; you could easily make one yourself from a board (3" x 3') and two C-clamps.
Custom-Made Warp with 20/2 Perle Cotton
Prices include shipping.
Alphabet graphs referenced below are in my book Please Weave a Message. Graphs for individual alphabets are available in PDF format.
$25.00 6-foot long warp with 28 tablets (24 pattern, 4 border). Use with Gill Sans alphabet graphs.
$30.00 6-foot long warp with 38 tablets (34 pattern, 4 border). Use with Textura Quadrata and Uncial alphabet graphs.
$35.00 6-foot long warp with 48 tablets (44 pattern, 4 border). Use with Humanist Bookhand and Italic alphabet graphs.
$38.00 6-foot long warp with 56 tablets (52 pattern, 4 border). Use with Legend alphabet graphs.
Custom lengths and number of tablets... Please email me your request.
I will make a continuous warp for tablet weaving with your choice of colors from the selection below. Also included is a paper quill with your choice of weft color.
All pattern tablets will be threaded identically. For double-faced tablet weaving, please choose two colors with good value contrast. For warp-twined designs, choose up to four colors.
Please write "Custom-Made Warp with 20/2 Perle Cotton" and the color names on your order form.
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This page updated September 13, 2017.