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”

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”

Double Slot Weaving Reed

I found this Sami weaving reed in a small craft shop in Sweden. It is used to weave traditional Sami style belts and bands. The reed is similar to a standard rigid heddle but has an extra set of slots that are designed to carry the pattern warp. The regular holes and slots carry the … Continue reading “Double Slot Weaving Reed”

Rigid Heddle Band Weaving

Sami rigid heddle band weaving patterns