Sunday, March 21, 2010

Band weaving













Some weeks ago I went to a course on how to weave bands on a rigid heddle loom. Now I'm totally hooked to weaving! And because the equipment is so small and simple you can take it everywhere. You only need a weaving belt, a small rigid heddle loom, and a hook in the wall to attach the end of the warp to. I've made these bands so far, all of them with nordic patterns. Some are Sami, one Finnish, and two from Telemark in Norway.



7 comments:

Anja said...

They're beautiful! I've been thinking about weaving scarfs on a loom like that. What wdo you use the ribbons for?

stringplay said...

Well as if it weren't enough that I had mitten envy....now I have woven band envy! Just kidding. Great job on these.

Annepålandet said...

Så flotte bånd! Lærte grindvev som barn, men fikk lyst til å friske opp kunnskapene.

Bente B said...

Disse båndene var nydelige!! Dette fikk jeg virkelig lyst til å lære meg :)

Tally said...

Hey, the bands are beautiful.
I like the greyisch/yellow one really a lot.
On my first long travel trought Northern Scandinavia I bought a band from the locals and later on I made my own, using a different technique as you.
But I stopped, because I did not know what for to use them.
What are your plans?

reggie said...

From the USA! Love your bands. My Minnesotain Noweigen boyfriend sent me this post. I am a pottery/reenactor and I have a tape loom. I want to expand my streight weaving patterns to these wonderful red and white complex patterns. How did you learn pick ups? I am having a terrible time finding out how to... starting with how to thread the loom. I am making a new loom, and plan to have two sets of holes, but I dont think I really need one... advice? Your work is beautiful. I have seen bands sewn together to make pocketbooks, pillows and such.

Rondi said...

I lOVE your band work. So inspiring! Up until seeing your blog I really didn't have much time nor respect for the simple rigid Heddle Loom. What was I thinking! I've been pondering how these ribbons/tapes were made for a couple years now and even though I rag rug weaving it just didn't dawn on me that something other then a machine made them! DOH!!! Now I have got to do this!!! I highly recommend writing a book. At least share/sell patterns on Ravelry.com, PLEASE!!!