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
To warp my new Glimakra band loom, I use a method that is similar to the way that I warp my large floor looms, front-to-back.
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
The latest loom to enter my loom collection is a 2 shaft band loom made by Glimakra. I like to weave narrow bands using a small, hand held rigid hedddle, but I am hopeful that a band loom will make the band weaving process more efficient. The Glimakra band loom arrived (Ikea style) in a… Continue reading Glimakra 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.