I've written a number of tutorial pages about tablet weaving over the years, both for this blog and as part of working on my books and I've collected them together here. Click on any of the links to visit the tutorial page.

This page will take you through the drafting conventions I use in my books and in the free drafts on my blog.

A key piece of terminology for reading and using tablet weaving drafts.

Tablet weavers use a variety of conventions when describing how the warp threads pass through the tablets. This page describes two of the most common systems.

Choosing the right yarn will make your weaving go more smoothly, producing a more beautiful and satisfying band.

The details of four of the yarns I like to use and the type of bands that I use them for.

This page describes some of the things that can go wrong  with tablet threadings and how to fix them.

Turning errors can make a band look vastly different to the draft. This tutorial describes some of the more common turning errors and how to diagnose them.

Finally, the weaving errors that can make a band less successful and how to avoid them.

This page describes a technique I use when a section of my band, greater than a few picks, contains an error and I don't want to unweave it pick by pick.

Twisting together the loose ends of the warp threads is a great way to finish a band and prevent it from unravelling.

In this post I walk you through the way I use Tablet Weaving Draft Designer to design large drafts.

In December of 2020, we did a complete rebuild of the TDD's back-end and made changes to the way the pattern repeat tool works. This page will take you through using the new tool.


  1. Thank you for making this information available. I'm new to tablet weaving and am finding your site very helpful.
    Question: which way do your tablets face?

    1. I'm glad it's helpful. :) Tablet weaving is one of my favourite things and it makes me happy to be able to share it with people. I weave with the labels on my tablets facing to the right as on this page (, although I don't always use labels anymore as long as the tablets are in the right starting position.