Amazon.co.uk Widgets  
Fons And Porter

How to Warp a Beaivi Weaving Loom

To put a warp onto a Beaivi Sami weaving loom is a fairly simple process. I use my warping board that is attached to the back of my loom to measure the warp – similar to preparing a warp for any other loom. While I am measuring the warp, I thread the Beaivi loom at the same time. I thread 2 warp ends through each slot of the Beaivi weaving reed as I am warping. I found that the drilled holes are too small to thread easily without using a needle for threading, so I will transfer the warp threads to the holes after I have measured the warp.

Beaivi loom

After I have threaded all the ground warp threads through the slots according to the drafting plan, I then thread the thicker pattern warp threads, also threading them through the slots.


I carefully remove the warp from the warping board, creating a warp chain as I am removing it – again similar to the warping process for the regular loom.

I don’t use a weaving frame, inkle loom or a box loom for this type of weaving. I find it simpler (and more portable) to tie one end of the warp to the back of a chair or onto one of the pegs of my warping board. The other end – that you weave from – can be tied to your waist, similar to weaving on a backstrap loom. Instead of tying the warp to my waist, I use a small art board and paperclip the other end to the edge of the art board. The art board then sits on my lap as I work, and I also have a suface that I can attach the weaving pattern to. I find this system to be much easier on my back than trying to adjust the warp tension with my waist.

When I first received my Beaivi loom, I found that some of the small drilled holes were a bit tight to fit a threading needle through. I loosened the holes by wiggling the end of the needle in the hole for a bit.

thread Beaivi loom

I place the warp chain and reed onto the art board and cut one end of the warp.
I now transfer one of the ground warp threads that are currently in the slots into the bottom row of holes. Using a large tapestry needle I then transfer one of the ground warp threads from each slot into the adjacent bottom hole. So that the ground warp threads are now threaded with 1 warp thread in a slot alternating with the next ground warp thread in the bottom hole. I tie a knot at the end of the warp to secure all the warp threads in place.
Using the threading needle, then I thread the thicker pattern threads into the correct top row of holes. And tie a knot at the end of these warp threads to secure them.

I then clip all of the warp ends to the edge of the art board using a large paperclip.
I tie the other warp end to a peg on my warping board and adjust the tension. And begin to weave.

I begin by weaving a few inches without picking up any of the pattern threads. I let these remain on top. I find that this makes it easier to get the correct tension for the tabby ground weave, before I start to weave the pattern into the design. The weft should be pulled quite tightly so that the tabby ground is sett quite closely resulting in a firm weave. This will allow the pattern warp to float above the ground weave.

Beaivi 2 Hole Rigid Heddle Loom
How to weave pickup with the Sami style 2 hole weaving reed.

Saami weaving loom

Beaivi:

      Wikipedia
    Beaivi (or Päivi in Finnish) is the Sami name for the Sun or Sun deity. In Sami myth, she travels with her daughter Beaivi-nieida through the sky in an enclosure covered by reindeer bones, bringing green plants back to the winter earth for the reindeer to eat. She was also called upon to restore the mental health of those who went insane because of the continual darkness of the long winter.

Sami Weaving

Sami Rigid Heddle Weaving
Beaivi Rigid Heddle Loom
Sami Weaving Drafts
Rigid Heddle Pickup
2 Hole Weaving Reed
Double Slot Weaving Reed

Sami Felt Art

Sami Felt Art

Etsy: Sami Felt Art – The Sun

Sami Band Weaving Books

Sue Foulkes has written a few books about Sami band weaving and using a Sunna heddle.
Sami Band Weaving

Woven Bands From Sweden

The Art of Simple Band Weaving

Weaving Sami Bands

Band Weaving
Simple finger-woven bands, soda-straw loom bands,hungarian-loom bands,twining-loom bands,rigid-heddle bands,band weaving on the american inkle loom,card-woven bands andweaving variations for special effects.

Inkle Weaving
Inkle weaving basics, how to get started and more.

Band. Vävda Band, Brickband, Flätade Band Och Pinnband Av Ull, Lin Och Bomull / Weaving Bands: Woven Bands / Table Bands / Plaited Bands / Insertion Bands [
Woven Bands – in Swedish.

Väva I Bandgrind

The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves
An overview of inkle weaving’s history and traditions, instructions for loom set-up and simple techniques and 400 woven patterns.

Inkle Looms

 

Double Weaving Cone Holder Guide for RH Loom, Kumihimo, Inkle etc. - Hard Maple

Double Weaving Cone Holder Guide for RH Loom, Kumihimo, Inkle etc. - Hard Maple
Current price:
$34.00
Ends in:
0d 6h 19m
Double Weaving Cone Holder Guide for RH Loom, Kumihimo, Inkle etc. - Hard Maple
Seller: eBay

Single Weaving Cone Holder Guide for Rigid Heddle Loom, Kumihimo, Inkle etc

Single Weaving Cone Holder Guide for Rigid Heddle Loom, Kumihimo, Inkle etc
Current price:
$29.00
Ends in:
0d 6h 19m
Single Weaving Cone Holder Guide for Rigid Heddle Loom, Kumihimo, Inkle etc
Seller: eBay

Nice & Rustic Compact Tote-A-Long Inkle Loom /Tools/Instructions

<div>Nice & Rustic Compact Tote-A-Long Inkle Loom /Tools/Instructions</div>
Current price:
$32.00
Ends in:
0d 10h 52m
<div>Nice & Rustic Compact Tote-A-Long Inkle Loom /Tools/Instructions</div>
Seller: eBay

Nice Rustic Compact Tote-A-Long Inkle Loom /Tools/Instructions

Nice Rustic Compact Tote-A-Long Inkle Loom /Tools/Instructions
Current price:
$32.00
Ends in:
0d 10h 53m
Nice Rustic Compact Tote-A-Long Inkle Loom /Tools/Instructions
Seller: eBay
 

Comments are closed.

This page last edited on November 10, 2015

by

Creative Commons License
All Fiber Arts by Paivi Suomi is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Share

Facebook

Join our new Facebook Group
AllFiberArts Facebook Group
Rainbow Birds
Sochi Rainbow Birds
Etsy
Folksy
  • Natural Dyes, Exploration, Extraction, Enthusiasm (Mineral Point, WI)
    Explore plant materials from garden and field, how to extract the dye, and how to create our own dye pot. We will use the flowers of Queen Anne’s Lace, Goldenrod, Weld, and Marigolds, among others, to...
  • Mixed Media Magic (Web-delivered)
    Mixed Media is all about freedom, creative expression & play. Learn to use any tool that will let you express your ideas, even if you can’t draw. Use paint, oil pastels, water-soluble pencils &...
  • Form in Felting: Folding and Unfolding (Coupeville, WA)
    It is from the dance of conflicting emotions that creativity and art are born. Though sculpture is usually perceived as static I see it more as movement, the movement of wool from fibers into felt. And...
  • A Sense of Place (LaPointe, WI)
    Is there a place that is very special to you or that you are in complete awe of? Maybe it is the colors, or a setting, or the ambiance, whatever it is that will be the starting point. In this workshop...