Blue Skirts and Golden Belts

Kalevala Dress

In October 2003 I had the chance to visit the fascinating exhibit of ancient Finnish textiles, in Tampere, Finland.
The Sinihameet kultavyöt
exhibit featured both textile fragments found at various archaeological gravesites from the Viking Age in Finland, and modern recreations of those textiles.… Read more...

Bands and Braids

Paivatar Tablet Weaving Cards

Making woven braids, narrow bands, ply-split braiding, cords, tablet weaving.

Kumihimo
Information about making kumihimo braids.

Bands Belts and Braids

Double Slot Rigid Heddle
The Saami and others in Scandinavia wove belts with complex designs using a double hole rigid heddle.… Read more...