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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. […]

Handiscola Crafts Project

Handiscola – an EU funded project to teach historic Finnish textile crafts. […]

Tablet Woven Belt Pattern #74

This is my second tablet woven belt. Instead of using wooden cards, I wove this belt with the Lacis brand of plastic cards. I found these slightly easier to handle because they are thinner than the wooden ones, so fit in the palm of my hand better.

I used Finnish cotton yarn for […]

Band weaving: aa101111

Different parts of Finland and Scandinavia were known for using different weave structures, patterns and colours. […]

Saami Double Rigid Heddle Looms

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 […]

Finnish Rigid Heddle Band Weaving Patterns

Sami rigid heddle band weaving patterns […]

Loom Shaped Clothing

Loom-shaped clothing is apparel made from separate pieces which are shaped as they are woven. […]

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