Grene Braided Edge Finish

Grene rugs and blankets were a traditional style of blanket woven by the Saami on warp weighted looms. They were made of hand spun wool. The top edge of the blanket had a braid that was woven using a Saami weaving reed. The weft threads of the braid were the ends of the lengths of … Continue reading “Grene Braided Edge Finish”

Rigid Heddle Band Weaving: Beaivi video

A You Tube video demonstrating how to weave using a Sami 2 hole weaving reed – The Beaivi Loom.

Saami Band Weaving Drafts: samidrafts

Weaving patterns for the 2 hole rigid heddle loom

How to Warp a Saami Rigid Heddle

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 … Continue reading “How to Warp a Saami Rigid Heddle”

Rigid Heddle Pickup Pattern

Sami Weaving Pattern – Zig zag.