Quite a simple design but effective. This narrow band has been woven using my new Sami 2 hole rigid heddle loom
The ground warp is threaded through the bottom row of holes and slots – alternating between hole and slot for each warp thread.
The ground warp is 12/2 worsted spun wool.
Warp length: 4 yards
White 12/2 wool: 12 ends
Blue 12/2 wool: 38 ends
Green 12/2 wool: 4 ends
Red 12/2 wool: 4 ends
Yellow 12/2 wool: 4 ends
Total: 62 ends
Thread the warp ends following the weaving draft below.
The pattern warp is woven using 7 warp ends of 6/2 worsted spun white wool that are threaded in the second (top) row of holes on the weaving reed.
The weft is woven with blue 12/2 worsted wool yarn. The pattern is picked up following the pattern draft.
I am weaving this with a slightly loose tension because I will be felting it afterwards.
I am planning to use it as a border for a handspun/handknit sweater that I am making.
Sami Rigid Heddle Weaving
Beaivi Rigid Heddle Loom
Sami Weaving Drafts
Rigid Heddle Pickup
Double Slot Weaving Reed
2 Hole rigid heddle weaving reed.
How to weave using a Sami style 2 hole Beaivi weaving reed.
How to warp a Beaivi 2 hole weaving reed.
Sue Foulkes has written a few books about Sami band weaving.
Band Loom Weaving Books
Tape Loom Weaving… Simplified
Handwoven Tape: Understanding and Weaving Early American and Contemporary Tape
Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving
The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves
Last Updated on March 24, 2021 by Paivi Suomi