Takana Weaving

Täkänä Doubleweave
Täkänä Doubleweave

Here are some examples of Finnish weaving techniques of Double weave Pickup and Täkänä.
This post has been updated. The revised version can be found here:

Täkänä Doubleweave
Täkänä Doubleweave

29″ x 40″

Warp: 2 ply wool

Sett: 32 epi

Weft: 2 ply wool

16 ppi

Tantrika2 – Double Weave Pick Up
Tantrika shows how to weave the double weave pickup technique.

Täkänä Double Weave Pickup

Täkänä Double Weave pickup
Täkänä Doubleweave

Warp: 2 ply wool

Sett: 24 epi

Weft: 2 ply wool

12 ppi

Doubleweave Pickup
A lovely example of how to do double weave pickup

Backstrap Weaving and Finnweave
An inspirational blog about Finnweave and backstrap weaving.

Finnweave Pickup Weaving draft

More Finnish Textiles

Vintage Finnish Raanu Wall Hangings

Takana – Doubleweave Pickup

Vintage Finnish Rya

Weaving Workshops
I am now offering one-to-one weaving workshops. All workshops are held in my home studio in Chichester, UK. If you are planning a trip to the UK, why not add a short workshop to your trip. More information can be found at my website: Paivatar Yarns – Scandinavian Weaves Workshop

Last Updated on May 17, 2021 by Paivi Suomi

By Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi