Kit: Tablet Weaving

Tablet weaving is a technique for making silk or woollen braid that can be used to decorate the edges of kit. Most often used to make braid with repeating geometric patterns, tablet weaving was sometimes accentuated with fine threads of gold or silver. Some examples of tablet weaving appear mind-bogglingly complex, such as this 9th Century Anglo-Saxon ribbon in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


  • Shelagh Lewins has a very good page devoted to tablet weaving. She is also a member of Wychwood and so can answer any questions you may have.
  • As is usually the case with Dark Age fabric crafts, Carolyn Priest-Dorman's website has several useful articles on tablet weaving.
  • Eva's Tablet Weaving Gallery has some nice examples of what you can achieve with tablet weaving. Also check out her patterns.
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