10 Things to do With Your Tablet Woven Bands

In this video, I took a little side step to answer the question: “What do you do with all those tablet woven bands?!” (Besides drop them into a box and shove them into a closet…)

Sure, I do have a bunch that I keep as my “portfolio” for Arts & Sciences displays and for teaching, but I do occasionally use them for reenactment events and my everyday life. You don’t have to be into Medieval or Norse reenactment events to make use of your tablet weaving–you can use them in many modern applications as well. But to give you an idea what you can use them for, I came up with a short list!

  1. Belts
  2. Bag straps
  3. Guitar straps
  4. Clothing trim
  5. Dog leashes
  6. Winnegas
  7. Headbands
  8. Purses
  9. Keychains
  10. Lanyards
  11. Decoration for pillowcases
  12. Quilts and comforters
  13. Wrapping gifts
  14. Decorating Christmas trees
  15. Holiday centerpieces
  16. Gifts

Yes, that’s quite a few more than 10, but those are just a few ideas for how you can use tablet weaving for both costumes and everyday wear.

And, as promised, here is the pattern for the lanyard (keychain-dog leash-purse strap-holiday centerpiece…). This one is about as easy as it gets–thread it according to the directions and it’s simply four turns forward and four turns back. Repeat.

Super simple–four forward and four back of all cards (except borders…where I accidentally included card 29 in the forward and back–that should just turn forward…oops.)

Thanks for checking out the video and the blog, and I will see you next time on Weave Along with Elewys!

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8 thoughts on “10 Things to do With Your Tablet Woven Bands”

  1. I Loved the video and am in process of creating a fiber arts makers space in my town. I would really appreciate being able to contact you in person. Love history and passing it on to others.

  2. I just love your style and humour. Your videos are really I formative and unexpectedly fun! Such a unique mixture of old world technique and modern day reality. Great stuff!! Big hugs.

  3. Hello,
    My name is Manon Bourque. I come from Montreal in Canada in the province of Quebec. Here we speak French so thank you for being patient with my spelling!

    First of all, thank you for your videos, they were very useful to me. they are of a very high quality. I really like

    I was wondering if you could help me with a Christmas project for my spouse? I would like to make him a belt with the Batman logo on it. But I have no patern or way forward. What would you advise me?
    Thank you for your attention to this email.
    Mann B.

  4. Hi, found you yesterday through YouTube and have really been enjoying both your videos and writing. I’ve only woven one inkle band so far, but absolutely love it and can’t wait to try tablet weaving. I have a huge list of rigid heddle weaving and quilting to complete by Christmas, so may have to wait until the new year to try tablets. I am so happy to have found your Weave-Along series and look forward to coming back and have you teach me. Thank you for both the Weave-Along and this blog, I really appreciate the time and effort you have applied to both.

  5. You make it look so easy! I’m working on my first card weaving project thanks to you! I’m using the pattern in this post with 4 colors and adjusted for 24 cards since I only have 25. I guess I need to buy another set!

    1. Hi Bridget
      Could this work for you? If you left off the right side border and repeated cards 3-11, then add the two cards for the right side border, it is a total of 22 cards which you have. I am new to this too but will try it soon using an inkle loom.

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