Category Archives: Braiding

All about braids, bands, tablet weaving.

Double Hole Rigid Heddle: aa042009

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.

FI – Pirtanauha

More about weaving with a Double slot weaving reed

Double Hole Rigid Heddle Weaving Instructions
Ingrid Hanssen provides detailed instructions on how to weave using a double hole rigid heddle.

Double Hole Tape Looms
Tropical Twister describes how she weaves patterns using a double hole weaving reed.

Double Hole Rigid Heddle Weaving
Grace Hatton describes how to weave pickup designs on a double hole weaving reed.

Double Hole Rigid Heddle Weaving Instructions
Ingrid Hanssen provides detailed instructions on how to weave using a double hole rigid heddle.

Sami Band Weaving

Saami Band Weaving

Rigid Heddle Band Weaving patterns

2 Hole Weaving Reeds
My new weaving loom.

Stoorstalka Weaving Reeds
A traditional Sami weaving reed made of modern materials.

Sami weaving loom
Background of the modern Sami Weaving Loom

Why not a good old loom made of reindeer horn?

Sami Band Weaving Books

Sue Foulkes has written a few books about Sami band weaving and using a Sunna heddle.

Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving
The Techniques of Tablet Weaving

Saami Music – Itunes

Binna Banna – Kikki Aikio
Áphi (Wide As Oceans) – Sofia Jannok
Ulda – Ulla Pirttijärvi & Ulda
The Kautokeino Rebellion (Music from the Movie) – Herman Rundberg, Mari Boine & Svein Schultz
Beaivi, Áhcázan (The Sun, My Father) – Nils-Aslak Valkeapää

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Ashford Spinning Wheel

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Rigid Heddle Band Weaving

2 Slot Weaving Reed Instructions
How to weave using a Saami style double slot weaving reed.

These bands or belts are woven using a rigid heddle loom.
The warp has 31 ends.

Use 2/12 wool yarn for the background warp and weft. (BLUE)
Use 2/5 wool yarn for the pattern weft. (YELLOW)

Thread the weaving reed according to the draft plan below.

Weave the pickup following the weaving pattern draft.

More about Sami Band Weaving

Rigid Heddle Pickup Patterns

Saami Bandweaving

Saami Double Hole Looms

Sami Weaving Drafts

How to Warp a Sami Loom

How to Weave on a Beaivi Sami loom

Bands Belts and Braids

Saami Weaving

Band Weaving Books

Sue Foulkes has written a few books about Sami band weaving and using a Sunna heddle.

Inkle Weaving
UK: Inkle Weaving

Card Weaving
With nothing more than colored yarn and simple cardboard squares, crafters can produce exquisitely patterned woven bands.
UK: Card Weaving

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Ashford Spinning Wheel

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Rare Vintage Made In Holland Louet S10 Wooden Spinning Wheel Clothing Spool

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Louet Spinning Wheel S 50/51 Plus Stool And Skein Winder

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Book Store: Braiding and Band Weaving books

Japanese Braiding
Kumihimo braids are made of silk threads and were originally used as ties, cording, and belts for clothing and closures for Samurai warriors. Detailed step-by-step photographs present six projects to make a variety of braids, and tips on equipment and advice for developing the projects are included.
UK: Japanese Braiding

Creative Kumihimo
advanced patterns for the Marudai, using 4, 8 and 16 tamas (bobins).
UK: Creative Kumihimo

Japanese Braiding: The Art of Kumihimo
UK: Japanese Braiding

A Complete Guide To Kumihimo On A Braiding Loom: Round, Flat, Square, Hollow, And Beaded Braids And Necklaces
Step-by-step instructions for basic and advanced braiding techniques using the widely available handheld KumiLoom and other disks.
UK: Complete Guide to Kumihimo

200 Braids to Twist, Knot, Loop, or Weave
Hundreds of sumptuous braided designs are arranged by structure, from twisted and knotted pieces to more elaborate looped and woven examples.
UK: 200 Braids to Twist

The Complete Book of Decorative Knots
Eighty ornamental and useful knots with easy-to-follow; with step-by-step illustrations.
UK: Decorative Knots

Kumihimo Starter Kit: KumiLoom Disk/Bobbins/Booklet/Cord
KumiLoom professional Kumihimo disk (with quickstart instructions on back) and 8 flexible plastic bobbins.
UK: Kumihimo Starter Kit

Inkle Weaving

Inkle Weaving
UK: Inkle Weaving

The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves
An overview of inkle weaving’s history and traditions. Instructions for loom set-up and simple techniques.
An astonishing 400 woven patterns—some making their first debut.

Card Weaving

Card Weaving
With nothing more than colored yarn and simple cardboard squares, crafters can produce exquisitely patterned woven bands.
UK: Card Weaving

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Bands and Braids: braiding

Making woven braids, narrow bands, ply-split braiding, cords, tablet weaving.

Kumihimo
Information about making kumihimo braids.

Bands Belts and Braids

Double Slot Rigid Heddle
The Saami and others in Scandinavia wove belts with complex designs using a double hole rigid heddle.

Beaivi Sami Loom
A video on how to weave using a Sami weaving loom.

Linda Hendrickson
Linda Hendrickson’s site is full of info on ply-split braiding, tablet weaving, cords and kits.

Patterned Sprang
Once you’ve mastered the basics of Sprang, you can also do patterns.

Ply-Split Samples
Phiala’s web pages show examples of ply-split braids.

Sprang Bags
From Phiala’s site, a project for making a Sprang bag.

Luletraden
A Swedish site featuring braid weaving supplies.

Weavers Hand
A great resource list for weaving braids and bands of all types.

Paivatar Tablet Weaving Cards
Paivatar Tablet Weaving Cards

Please check my PaivatarYarn Shop on Etsy for my new tablet weaving cards.

Weaving Books: Bands and Braids

Inkle Weaving
UK: Inkle Weaving

Card Weaving
With nothing more than colored yarn and simple cardboard squares, crafters can produce exquisitely patterned woven bands.
UK: Card Weaving

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Louet Spinning Wheel S 50/51 Plus Stool And Skein Winder

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Lucet Braiding: bllucet

During a Renaissance Festival that I attended, Celeste Colbourne of Spinsters Loft, gave a demonstration of using a Lucet to make braiding. The Lucet creates a flat braid that can be used to embellish the edges of a handwoven article.

  • Begin by threading the yarn through the hole in the bottom of the Lucet
  • Make a figure 8 loop around the 2 prongs of the lucet
  • loop the yarn a second time around the right prong and turn the lucet around

  • Lift the bottom loop over the top loop
  • Slip the looped yarn over the prong
  • Give a tug on the bottom of the yarn to tighten the knot into place

  • Wrap the yarn around the other side of the lucet prong
  • Lift the bottom loop over the top loop and over the prong
  • Give a tug on the bottom yarn to pull the yarn into place
  • Repeat this procedure until the cord is of sufficient length

lucet braiding

  • Top view of the Lucet cording

  • The finished Lucet cord

Lucet Braiding with Two Colours – You Tube

Braiding Books

200 Braids to Twist, Knot, Loop, or Weave

Hundreds of sumptuous braided designs are arranged by structure, from twisted and knotted pieces to more elaborate looped and woven examples.
UK: 200 Braids to Twist

The Complete Book of Decorative Knots
Eighty ornamental and useful knots with easy-to-follow; with step-by-step illustrations.
UK: Decorative Knots

..more Braid weaving books..

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