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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. […]

Band Weaving Books

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

How to Weave with a Beaivi Sami Loom Video

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

Sami Rigid Heddle Weaving Patterns

Weaving patterns for the 2 hole rigid heddle loom […]

How to Warp a Beaivi Weaving Loom

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 […]

Pickup Pattern for a Rigid Heddle Loom No 68

Sami Weaving Pattern – Zig zag. […]

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