How to Sew a Sami Reindeer Bracelet Part 2

Reindeer Leather Bracelet

How to stitch the back of a Sami Reindeer Leather Bracelet.This article is a continuation from How to Make a Sami Reindeer Leather BraceletStep 1 – How to Weave the Pewter braid ‘Pulla’ 4 Strand PatternStep 2 – How to Sew the Pewter Braid to Reindeer Leather Please Note:I supply these patterns and instructions for… Continue reading How to Sew a Sami Reindeer Bracelet Part 2

Sigga Heddle Band Weaving

Sigga Heddle

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

Fish Tanning

Tanned Salmon Leather

I have been working with reindeer leather for the past year or so, hand stitching and making small bags, purses and pouches. My interest in reindeer leather began when I decided I wanted to weave and work with materials from my Saami heritage.

Vadmal

Vadmal Stamping

Vadmal (Wadmal) is a woven wool cloth that has been felted. Felting the fabric after weaving, thickens the cloth and makes it wind and water resistant as well as warm. Vadmal is generally woven in a tabby or a twill weave on warp weighted or floor looms.

How to Weave Pickup on a Band Loom

band loom pickup

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

How to Make a Tin Embroidered Key Chain

Reindeer Leather Key Fob

Tenntrådsbroderi, or embroidering with pewter or tin thread is almost a lost art. The Saami used tin thread since the 1600’s to decorate their clothing. The tin was obtained by melting down old pewter plates and dishes and was spun into thread. The use of pewter thread has recently become fashionable in jewellery items such… Continue reading How to Make a Tin Embroidered Key Chain