Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sami Bands

I had been exploring a technique known as Sami band weaving. It comes from Sweden and uses a rigid heddle combined with a backstrap loom. 

This photo shows what a traditional Sami band looks like. The photo below shows the equipment that I ordered from Sweden. It's a fabulous little rigid heddle that is designed in such a way that the pattern bands are separate from the others making it very easy to pick the pattern. 

So I had a go and it worked thanks to a You Tube video and some online posts in a weaving forum. Now I had a way to make pattern bands to include in a larger project. 

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