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How to Make a Tin Embroidered Key Chain

Tin Thread Embroidery

Tenntrådsbroderi, or embroidering with pewter or tin thread is almost a lost art. The Saami used tin thread since the 1600’s to decorate their clothing. The tin was obtained by melting down old pewter plates and dishes and was spun into thread. The use of pewter thread has recently become fashionable in jewellery items […]

The Saami Art of Tin Thread Spinning

Sami Tin Thread Spinning

Tugging on a bit of pewter thread has led me down a new path of unraveling some of the intricately beautiful textile crafts of my ancestors.

Pewter The first use of pewter dates back to the Bronze Age. Pewter was used by the Egyptians and later the Romans, and came into use in […]

How to Make a Sami Reindeer Bracelet

One of the traditional Saami duodji crafts is leathermaking. I thought I would give it a try. I started with something simple by purchasing a Sami bracelet kit from a Sami supplier in Sweden TNKReativt.

The bracelet kit includes a piece of reindeer leather, tin thread, artificial sinew, clear nylon thread, sewing […]

What is Sami Duodji

Sami Duodji is all traditional handicraft that is made by the Saami people. The crafts are both artistic and have a functional purpose such as tools, clothing, knives, cups, bags, hats, belts, laces. These items have been made by hand for many centuries and were used in everyday Sami life. Recently there has been […]

Sami Open Braid Weaving

I have been doing a study on Sami braid weaving and I noticed that the ends of the braids are often finished with a simple braid technique of finger weaving or open braiding the ends. […]

Card Woven Edging

How to weave a card or tablet woven trim to the end of a handwoven fabric. […]

Band Weaving Books

Books and patterns for making woven bands and braids, tablet weaving, card weaving, rigid heddle. […]

Tablet Weaving Pattern 102

This tablet woven band uses 10 weaving cards.

Warp: 12/2 Linen Red – 8 ends Black – 24 ends White – 8 ends Total – 40 ends Weft – 12/2 Linen – Black

I now hand dye high quality worsted wool yarns with plant dyes that are suitable for tablet weaving. Please […]

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