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Small Dragonfly Walnut Backstrap Kit

Small Dragonfly Walnut Backstrap Kit

PriceFrom $39.99

Small Walnut backstrap heddle that is a miniture of my larger version with the dragonfly design engrave onto the front of the heddle.  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 :) )

Backstrap kit includes 
1 - adjustable backstrap
1 - Band Lock (with shorter eye bolts as shown in seperate picture)
1 - heddle - 1/4" thick solid wood, approx 6 3/8x6.75" (6 oz)
1 - Sami sword shuttle 
1 - warp comb
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. 
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.

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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