How to Sew a Sami Reindeer Bracelet Part 2

How to stitch the back of a Sami Reindeer Leather Bracelet. This article is a continuation from How to Make a Sami Reindeer Leather Bracelet Step 1 – How to Weave the Pewter braid ‘Pulla’ 4 Strand Pattern Step 2 – How to Sew the Pewter Braid to Reindeer Leather Please Note: I supply these … Continue reading “How to Sew a Sami Reindeer Bracelet Part 2”

How to Sew a Sami Bracelet

This article continues from Part 1 – Sami Pulla Bracelet Pattern for making a Pewter braid. Please Note: I supply these patterns and instructions for making Sami style crafts free of charge. These are provided for your personal use only. Please be respectful of the Sami and their cultural heritage and do not sell your … Continue reading “How to Sew a Sami Bracelet”

Sami Bracelet Pattern – Pulla 4 Strand

Sami style reindeer bracelets are usually made using reindeer leather and pewter thread. The pewter thread is woven into a braid and then hand stitched onto a length of reindeer leather. The bracelet enclosure is a button made of reindeer antler horn or pewter. The pewter or tin thread can be woven into a variety … Continue reading “Sami Bracelet Pattern – Pulla 4 Strand”

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”

Fish Tanning

I have been working with reindeer leather for the past year or so, hand stitching and making small bags, purses and pouches. My interest in reindeer leather began when I decided I wanted to weave and work with materials from my Saami heritage. My grandmother used to make reindeer leather shoes, bags and other items … Continue reading “Fish Tanning”

Vadmal

Vadmal (Wadmal) is a woven wool cloth that has been felted. Felting the fabric after weaving, thickens the cloth and makes it wind and water resistant as well as warm. Vadmal is generally woven in a tabby or a twill weave on warp weighted or floor looms. In order to felt the fabric, there are … Continue reading “Vadmal”

Raanu

A Raanu rug was traditionally a flat weave weft faced handwoven wall hanging that was sometimes also used as a bed covering. The warp is made of cotton rug yarn or sometimes linen yarn, and the weft is woven of multicoloured fine wool yarns, often a single ply. The weave structure is a repp weave … Continue reading “Raanu”

How to Weave Pickup on a Band Loom

Further to my previous article about weaving pickup on a band loom, there is a quicker method that you can use. Previously, I had woven the pickup by individually picking up each pattern thread by hand. This method works but it is slow and is prone to errors, as it takes a lot of concentration … Continue reading “How to Weave Pickup on a Band Loom”