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Backstrap Looms

>This backstrap loom is an example of huipil fabric, woven by Quiche speaking Mayan people, in Nahaula Guatemala. Backstrap looms are often fastened to a tree or post. The other end of the loom wraps around the weaver’s waist and the weaver adjusts the tension by leaning back on the loom.

Backstrap Loom of Jacaltenango, Guatemala
This site gives a good explanation of how to weave on a backstrap loom.

Weaving with a Backstrap Loom

Here are some great pictures of backstrap weaving in Indonesia.

Weaving Workshops & Tours
If you are planning to travel to Mexico, you can take a weaving workshop to learn traditional Mayan backstrap weaving.
backstrap loom
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Backstrap Weaving – You Tube

Weaving Looms

Chinese Foot loom
Warp weighted loom
Ground loom
Vertical beam loom

Museum for Textiles Exhibit

Weaving Books: Beginner Weaving

Weaving for Beginners: An Illustrated Guide (Peggy Osterkamp’s New Guide to Weaving Series)
Provides beginners with the information they need to weave in a clear and enjoyable step-by-step way.
UK: Weaving for Beginners

Learning to Weave
Learn such basics as three methods for step-by-step warping, basic weaving techniques, project planning, reading and designing drafts, the basics of all the most common weave structures, and many more handy hints.
UK: Learning to Weave

Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom
The small, portable rigid heddle loom can be used to easily produce loose, drape-friendly fabric as well as dense, sturdy material.
UK: Weaving Made Easy

Beginners Guide to Home Weaving and Spinning
Kindle edition
UK: Beginner Guide to Home Weaving

The Woven Bag: 30+ Projects from Small Looms (Writers Digest Guides)
Each bag is created using small looms, such as potholder looms, frame looms and knotted mesh looms.
UK: The Woven Bag

Weaving Looms

 

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