Saami Band Weaving Drafts- Sunna 5

Sunna 5 Bandweaving Heddle

Sami Band Weaving is characterized by its complexity of geometric patterns that can be woven using simple tools.
These 5 thread Saami band weaving patterns can be woven on a variety of different styles of Saami heddles such as the Beaivi, the Sunna or standard weaving heddles.

In this pattern collection I am using a Sunna 5 band weaving heddle. The Sunna heddle has 32 background warp threads and 5 pattern threads. The pattern threads are generally a bit thicker than the ground warp yarns. The heavier weight of yarn helps to make the patterned design more pronounced. If the warp yarns are of the same weight then you can double up the pattern threads using 2 warp threads instead of 1 thread per weaving dent.

In the Sunna reed, the pattern threads ‘float’ in the centre of the warp as you raise or lower the reed. The pattern threads can be picked up or dropped according to the pattern design. This lifts the pattern to the surface of the band. Dropping the other pattern threads causes them to be lowered below the surface of the ground weave and creates a mirror image on the reverse of the band.

Sunna 5 Heddle Threading
Sunna 5 Heddle Threading

Saami Band Weaving – 5 Pattern No. 1

Saami 5 Thread Pattern Draft No. 1
Saami 5 Thread Pattern Draft No. 1

Saami Band Weaving – 5 Pattern No. 2

Saami  Band Weaving Pattern Draft No. 2
Saami
Band Weaving Pattern

Saami Band Weaving – 5 Pattern No. 3

Saami Band Weaving Pattern on 5 Threads Draft No. 3
Saami Band Weaving Pattern on 5 Threads

Saami Band Weaving – 5 Pattern No. 4

Saami Band Weaving Pattern on 5 Threads No 4
Saami Band Weaving Pattern on 5 Threads

Saami Band Weaving – 5 Pattern No. 5

Saami Band Weaving Pattern on 5 Threads Draft No. 5
Saami Band Weaving Pattern on 5 Threads

Saami Band Weaving – 5 Pattern No. 6

Saami Band Weaving Pattern on 5 Threads Draft No. 6
Saami Band Weaving Pattern on 5 Threads

Saami Band Weaving – 5 Pattern No. 7

Saami Band Weaving Pattern on 5 Threads Draft No. 7
Saami Band Weaving Pattern on 5 Threads

Sunna Beginner Band Weaving Kits
I now have Sunna band weaving kits for sale in my PaivatarYarn Shop on Etsy.
Sami Band Weaving kits and supplies can also be purchased at my Paivatar Yarn website.

Sunna 5 Band Weaving Starter Kit
Sunna 5 Band Weaving Starter Kit

Sigga Heddle Band Weaving
Saami Band Weaving Drafts: samidrafts
Rigid Heddle Band Weaving: Beaivi video
https://durhamweaver64.blogspot.com/p/patterned-band-weaving-with-5-pattern.html

Band Weaving Books

Weaving Patterned Bands: How to Create and Design with 5, 7, and 9 Pattern Threads

Handwoven Tape: Understanding and Weaving Early American and Contemporary Tape

Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving

Weaving Bands: Woven bands / Table Bands / Plaited Bands / Insertion Bands

EBay

Author: Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi