Tablet Weavers' International Studies & Techniques

TWIST is a volunteer-run organization that promotes and supports tablet weaving all over the world. Also known as card weaving, tablet weaving requires little equipment, yet it offers weavers the flexibility to produce remarkably complex pieces such as those displayed on this page. TWIST members share inspiration and technical information through our journal, which is published three times each year. Learn more about member benefits on our Join or Renew page.

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Tablet Weaving News

Participate in our 2017 sample exchange! To learn more check out the Summer issue and download a sample exchange form here. Check back later for a fillable version that you can complete before you print it.

Bonnie Datta's book Six-Holed Tablet Weaving is now available in print from the TWIST Library, thanks to John Mullarkey. A full list of library contents is on the Resources page of our Member area.

Our Summer 2016 issue came out on July 1. We invite everyone to share tablet weaving news, research, techniques, reviews, gallery photos, personal experiences and study group activities with us by writing to the editor. Upcoming deadlines for inclusion in the TWIST journal are October 16, 2016; February 19, 2017; June 18, 2017.

Claudia Wollny has donated a copy of her book The Lily Grove to the TWIST Library. Thank you Claudia!

Plan now to attend the tablet weaving interest group meeting at Convergence 2016 in Milwaukee, WI on August 4 from noon to 1:00 pm. TWIST member Inge Dam will be teaching at Convergence.

Braids 2016 will be July 24-30 in Tacoma, WA. Several tablet weaving classes are on offer by TWIST members including Kris Leet, Linda Hendrickson, John Mullarkey and Linda Malan. A TWIST interest group meeting will be held on Thursday at 4:00 pm.

Bonnie Datta updated her monograph Six-Holed Tablet Weaving in January 2016, adding 128 patterns. Download it here for free. Bonnie also donated her woven samples to TWIST for any member to borrow and study. Thank you Bonnie!

TWIST members and non-members alike are welcome to join this tablet weaving email discussion group.