I came across this tablet weaving book list on another site and absconded with it. I’ve been collecting tablet weaving books since I first started, but there are quite a few on this list that I don’t have. All comments on these books were written by the previous list-maker weavershand.com. I will be following this post up with a posting of the books that I do have, so far.
Byways in Handweaving, MacMillian, New York. Out of Print. Reprinted by Shuttlecraft Books, the photos are best in the original. Also included information on other narrow weaving.
Decorative Braiding and Weaving, B. T. Batsford Limited, Great Britain 1973. Out of print. This book deals with
all sorts of bands including tablet weaving, inkle, plaited, crochet, hairpin, knitted, and more.
Berlin Sonja Englund
Brickvävning – så in I Norden. Brickvävnad, Kalmar, Sweden. ISBN 19-630-2414-4 104 pages. English translation Tablet Weaving in True Nordic Fashion, (29 pages), 22 colors, many black-and-white photographs, and many pattern graphs. Very interesting overview of tablet weaving in Scandinavia, descriptions of historical bands and clear directions.
Introducing Tablet Weaving, Faber and Faber Ltd. 1974. Out of print you but may come across it at a Book Fair or Library.
The Techniques of Tablet Weaving, Robin and Russ Handweavers, McMinnville, OR, 1996, reprint. Everything you ever wanted to know, and more, about tablet weaving. This is THE reference book.
Card Weaving, Interweave Press; Loveland, CO, 1991. An excellent book for the beginner; it is inspiring and clear. This is an updated version of her original book published by Watson Guptill in 1973.
New Ways With Tablet Weaving, Or, There’s A Snag In It Somewhere, Westhope College, Shropshire, U.K. 1996. ISBN: 0-9524045-1-6 Charming, good drawings, ideas work well.
Conventional Cardweaving. On Loom Cardweaving, Make your tablets do things you thought only the floor loom could do. Can be ordered through Linda Hendrickson (see below).
Card Weaving or Tablet Weaving, Robin and Russ Handweavers, McMinnville, OR, 1969. A small spiral bound book with 53 patterns of threaded-in designs as well as instruction.
Ica, Band, Stockholm Sweden 1958. Swedish, good pictures. Also, has information on inkle weaving.
Hansen, Egon H.
Tablet Weaving: History, Techniques, Colours, Patterns, Hovedland Publishers, Denmark, 1990. A very technical book about reconstructions of historical bands. Impressive and inspiring color illustrations of old bands. We weavers of today have a lot to learn.
Double-Faced Tablet Weaving: 50 Designs from Around the World, Portland, 1996. Complete instructions for making a continuous warp and for the double-faced weave, 120 pages comb bound.
Please Weave a Message: Instructions and Graphs for Tablet-Woven Calligraphy, Instructions for double-faced weave, and graphs for letters based on six Roman alphabets. 144 pages, comb-bound.
Tablet Weaving for Parents and Children, Portland 1995. An easy and inexpensive way for anyone to get started with tablet weaving. 16 pages.
Two-Hole Andean Pebble Weave, Portland 2004.This booklet is a follow-up to the 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.
Tubular Cardwoven Neckpieces, Robin and Russ Handweavers. Mc Minnville, OR, 1993. ISBN 56659 076 0 A good description of continuous warping and “recipes” for necklaces.
To order from Linda, 140 SE 39th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214 (503) 239-5016 – square cardboard tablets, shuttles,
kits, books, video.
Joliet-van den Berg, Marga & Heribert
Brettchenweben, Verlag Paul Haupt, Bern & Stuttgart, 1975. Hardcover, 179 pages. DM 54.00 A truly inspirational book with many illustrations, historical background patterns and threadings and lots of colors.
Katz, Ruth J.
Card Weaving, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. Ltd. 1977. Very clear directions for weaving fancy diagonals.
Joliet-van Den Berg, Marga and Heribert
Brettchen-Weben, Printed in Switzerland 1975. This book is printed in German. Excellent pictures and illustrations.
Off – Loom Weaving, Little, Brown & Co., New York, 1975. ISBN 0 316 76295 4. Out of print, but a “must have” if you find it. Inventive ideas for free weaving with tablets – a bit “70’s” not, but full of potential for 3-D work.
Snow, Marjorie and William
Tablet Weaving, Western Publishers, 1973. ISBN 2-249-22408-0 (Also available in French Tissage en Bande, published by Dessein et Tolra.) Clear drawings, good ideas for ending and joinings. Out of print but available.
Specht, S. and Rawlings, S.
Creating with Card Weaving, Crown Publications, New York, 1973. ISBN 0517503484. Some of the ideas are dated by original, including a 12” hammock.
Ecclesiastical Pomp & Aristocratic Circumstance: A Thousand Years of Brocaded Tabletwoven Bands, How to weave brocade as well as the history of its heyday in Medieval times.
Here Be Wyverns: Hundreds of Patterns Graphed from Medieval Sources is a book of authentic patterns from the Middle Ages. The book is spiral bound and has 192 pages, plus 4 pages in color. There are over 130 quotes from primary sources.
Modelbuch Early Sixteenth-Century Patterns for Weaving Brocaded Bands is a small, leather-covered book of handwritten patterns for gold brocaded tablet woven bands that resides in the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. Written in 1517 by Anna Neuper, a seventy-year-old nun in the St. Clare Convent in Nürnberg, it contains forty-five different patterns for with variations and is among the earliest pattern books for any textile technique.
Order from Nancy Spies books from her: Arelate Studio, 1725 Trotting Court, Jarrettsville MD 21084, USA (410) 692-
Der Zauber Des Brettchenwebens or Tablet Weaving Magic, Patterns from Oriental Countries and 25 Patterns in Plain Tablet Weave, Self-published, 2001. In both English and German an excellent book with new patterns, double-face, and threaded-in.
Available in the USA from Linda Hendrickson (see above) or from Otfried at Höppnerstrasse 108, D – 47809 Krefeld,
Sutton, Ann and Holtom, P.
Tablet Weaving, Batsford. 1975. ISBN 0713428910. Full of good ideas as only Ann Sutton can produce.
van Epen, Marijke
Special Tablet Weaves. Special Tablet Weaves offers the double woven tablet weaving techniques of the Toraja Tribes of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Learn how to warp, read drafts and weave the 40 patterns. 40 pages with many illustrations and photographs.
The Unknown Tablet Weaving, Markijke has “translated” the double woven textiles of the Andes into beautiful tablet woven bands. The book contains 192 pages, including 4 pages full-color photographs, 32 black & white photographs, over 130 illustrations and 90 pages of pattern drafts.
Order from Marijke van Epen, Driessengweg 2, 7275 AD Gelselaar, Holland