Saami Band Weaving Drafts: samidrafts

Weaving patterns for the 2 hole rigid heddle loom

How to Warp a Saami Rigid Heddle

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 at … Continue reading “How to Warp a Saami Rigid Heddle”

Rigid Heddle Pickup Pattern

Sami Weaving Pattern – Zig zag.

2 Hole Weaving Reed

From high-tech to low-tech weaving – My latest handweaving obsession is studying more about the weaving of narrow bands, belts and braids done by my ancestors. After finding a unique double slot weaving reed during a trip to Sweden, I did some more research on these small and portable weaving reeds used by the Saami … Continue reading “2 Hole Weaving Reed”

Double Slot Weaving Reed

I found this Sami weaving reed in a small craft shop in Sweden. It is used to weave traditional Sami style belts and bands. The reed is similar to a standard rigid heddle but has an extra set of slots that are designed to carry the pattern warp. The regular holes and slots carry the … Continue reading “Double Slot Weaving Reed”

Band weaving: aa101111

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

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. … Continue reading “Double Hole Rigid Heddle: aa042009”

Rigid Heddle Band Weaving

Sami rigid heddle band weaving patterns