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 pattern. The standard holes and slots carry the ground warp.
A selection of books about handweaving, looms, how to weave, patterns.
Saami band weaving and textiles
Rigid Heddle Loom Samples woven by Kat Walton
>This backstrap loom is an example of huipil fabric, woven by Quiche speaking Mayan people, in Nahaula Guatemala. Backstrap looms are often fastened to a tree or post. The other end of the loom wraps around the weaver’s waist and the weaver adjusts the tension by leaning back on the loom.
Examples of different types of weaving looms-
How to make a cardboard loom
How to make a weaving loom with a cardboard box