Sigga Heddle Band Weaving

Sami band weaving has traditionally been woven using a small reed made of wood or bone. The heddle has long slots alternating with small holes for the warp. The band is woven by raising or lowering the heddle and passing the weft through the warp opening. Stoorstalka from Sweden have redesigned the traditional Saami weaving … Continue reading “Sigga Heddle Band Weaving”

Hand Made Etsy Products

Now that I have retired from the world of work, I have become more involved in production weaving. I am also now teaching workshops on a one-to-one basis. Here are some Links to my hand made products on Etsy and workshops that I offer. Hand sewn reindeer leather and pewter thread bracelets, made in the … Continue reading “Hand Made Etsy Products”

Weave Pickup Patterns on Band Loom

I recently purchased a Glimakra 2 shaft band loom so that I can weave narrow bands more easily. I have been experimenting with how to also weave pickup patterns on this loom. Although there are only 2 shafts on this loom, resulting in a tabby type of weave structure, you can also add another warp … Continue reading “Weave Pickup Patterns on Band Loom”

Sami Grene Blanket with a Bandwoven 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 “Sami Grene Blanket with a Bandwoven 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.

Double Hole Rigid Heddle: aa042009

We may be familiar with the standard rigid heddle loom consisting of a reed with slots and holes. In some parts of Scandinavia, a rigid heddle with an extra set of holes or slots is also used. The pattern weft is threaded through the additional top holes, making it easy to pick up the pattern. … Continue reading “Double Hole Rigid Heddle: aa042009”

Woven Bands

Weaving Bands, Belts and Braids on small looms