Saami Band Weaving Drafts for 7 Pattern ThreadsSami Band Weaving is characterized by its complexity of geometric patterns that can be woven using simple tools.These 7 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.
Sami band weaving has traditionally been woven using a small reed made of wood or bone. The heddle has long slots alternating with small holes for the warp. The band is woven by raising or lowering the heddle and passing the weft through the warp opening.Stoorstalka from Sweden have redesigned the traditional Saami weaving reed… Continue reading Sigga Heddle Band Weaving
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
Now that I have retired from the world of work, I have become more involved in production weaving. I am also now teaching workshops on a one-to-one basis. Here are some Links to my hand made products on Etsy and workshops that I offer. Hand sewn reindeer leather and pewter thread bracelets, made in the… Continue reading Hand Made Etsy Products
I recently purchased a Glimakra 2 shaft band loom so that I can weave narrow bands more easily. I have been experimenting with how to also weave pickup patterns on this loom. Although there are only 2 shafts on this loom, resulting in a tabby type of weave structure, you can also add another warp… Continue reading Weave Pickup Patterns on Band Loom
Grene rugs and blankets were a traditional style of blanket woven by the Saami on warp weighted looms. They were made of hand spun wool.