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Owl Backstrap Heddle or complete Kit

Owl Backstrap Heddle or complete Kit

PriceFrom $39.99

These cute backstrap looms are the too cute not to want to weave up a new band on.  This listing is for the loom only in the specified patterns available.  It comes with a poly finish and is ready to use with your favorite backstrap pattern.    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 :) )

This heddle is approx 9.25x7 inches and is 1/4" thick.  


Choose just the heddle w/shuttle or choose the kit.  

The kit comes with the following:
1 - adjustable backstrap
1 - Band Lock
1 - heddle - 1/4" thick solid wood
1 - Sami sword shuttle 
1 - rug shuttle
1-Weaving Needle
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.

The Durham Weaver is a great source for band weaving. This video demonstrates the double hole heddle.

Another good source for backstrap weaving

Handywoman shop will be closed till the end of April so she can get some work done on her home.  All orders that are already in will be made before I stop working so rest assured you will get your order :) 

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