Get ready to start tablet weaving!

This course will cover:

  • Tips for the best tablet-weaving tools and materials
  • How to read a tablet-weaving draft
  • How to warp using cards
  • Techniques for successful weaving, including managing selvedges and fixing mistakes
  • How to design your own tablet-weaving patterns
  • How to finish your tablet-woven bands

About John Mullarkey

John Mullarkey

John Mullarkey is a weaver, spinner, and fiber artist who is passionate about tablet weaving and about spreading its many virtues and possibilities. He has developed software for designing tablet-weaving patterns, and he is the primary author of A Tablet Weaver's Pattern Book (self-published). He has woven garments using his card woven bands that have been in both national and international fashion shows, and his designs are frequently featured in Handwoven.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • We're Glad You're Here!

    • About the Instructor

    • Technical Support

  • 2

    Introduction and History

    • Let's Begin!

    • History

    • Important Terms

    • Tools & Materials

  • 3

    What is a Draft?

    • Video Lesson

  • 4

    Warping with Cards

    • Video Lesson

  • 5

    Checking Your Warp

    • Video Lesson

  • 6


    • Video Lesson

  • 7

    Pattern Work

    • Video Lesson

  • 8


    • Video Lesson

  • 9

    Finishing Bands

    • Video Lesson

  • 10

    Design Your Own Patterns

    • Video Lesson

  • 11


    • Tablet-Weaving Handout

    • Make Your Own Draft Template

    • Tips and Tricks