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Large Backstrap Kit

Large Backstrap Kit


Choose from Walnut, Cherry or Maple solid wood for your heddle. 
When adding to your cart choose the design you'd like engraved onto your heddle and choose the pattern you'd like.   Not sure what to start with? Get the 9 short slot. With it you can make bands for 5, 7 and 9 pattern threads. To go with it, I highly recommend Susan J. Foulkes' book "Weaving Patterned Bands" for beginners. It has great information to get you started. (a wonderful customer suggested the line above :) )

Your new Backstrap kit includes 
1 - adjustable backstrap
1 - Band Lock
1 - heddle - 1/4" thick solid wood, approx 9 1/8x9.75" (6 oz)
1 - Sami sword shuttle 
1 - rug shuttle
1 - warp comb (I do not make the one shown any longer,  I now send a small warp comb you see in the picture, 
1 - back beam
2- warp sticks
1 - draw string carry bag

In the set I've included everything except the tie cord for the back beam, you can use a shoe lace, ribbon or just some yarn for this. 

I have not included on how to weave but have included instructions on how to warp your new loom. You can find a wealth of information on band weaving, Sami weaving and backstrap weaving on YouTube. The instructions are digital and will be a sent to your email address once you've made your purchase.
Here is a great beginners article.

Books I recommend are:
Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving by Heather Torgenrud
Susan Faulker has a few really great books you can get them as digital versions rather inexpensively as well as the hard covers. Her blog is here and she is another great source for pattern weaving.
The Durham Weaver is a great source for band weaving. This video demonstrates the double hole heddle.

Another good source for backstrap weaving

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