Category: Weaving Resources

Green sprang hat

It’s minus 14 outside today, and there’s a fresh blanket of snow. Time for serious winter clothes. I set me a figure-8 warp, 30 inches long (70cm) and wove until it met at the middle. OK, I added some S and Z design to keep things interesting. I chained across the meeting line. The loop… Read more »

Rigid Heddle Weaving

I’ve been working in a local school. Younger children have been learning about three-strand or four-strand braiding. For those in grade 4 and 5 I brought along rigid heddles and had them weave strips or “sashes”. Here are some patterns you can make with a rigid heddle loom. Now, if you have all threads of… Read more »

Fingerweaving Videos

Here are some short videos, showing you how fingerweaving is done. This is the very basic method for the voyageur ceinture fléché, adopted by the Métis as their arrow and lightning sash. If you can do it with eight strings, you then can do it with 24, with 50, or with 100 strings. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2QdVYj9KEQ&hl=en_GB&fs=1&color1=0x234900&color2=0x4e9e00] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtBME0YFrLk&hl=en_GB&fs=1&color1=0x234900&color2=0x4e9e00]… Read more »