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”

Saami Band Weaving Drafts- Sunna 5

Sami Band Weaving is characterized by its complexity of geometric patterns that can be woven using simple tools. These 5 thread Saami band weaving patterns can be woven on a variety of different styles of Saami heddles such as the Beaivi, the Sunna or standard weaving heddles. In this pattern collection I am using a … Continue reading “Saami Band Weaving Drafts- Sunna 5”

Computers & Looms

A history of computers and looms, and what they have in common.

Weaving tools

Weaving tools -A photo gallery of antique spinning wheels, looms and weaving equipment, found in junk and second-hand stores

Jacquard Looms

The Science Museum in London, England has some fascinating exhibits, jacquard looms, spinning equipment and other historical weaving & computer technology. Jacquard Looms Weaving patterns is an intricate task, but is also repetitive. Joseph Jacquard developed a system of punched cards, where the pattern was ‘programmed’ into the cardboard cards. These controlled the lifting of … Continue reading “Jacquard Looms”

Snickeri Weaving Loom

My New Loom (2006) After much waiting, searching, and deciding I have just purchased a new loom to add to my collection. This one is an 8 shaft countermarche made by Snickeri Looms of Sweden.I chose this one because it fits much more comfortably into my smallish flat in London. The loom is very similar … Continue reading “Snickeri Weaving Loom”

Loom Building

DIY – Free instructions, plans and patterns for building your own weaving loom

Loom Care

How to care for your loom