Scandinavian Band Weaving

Learn how to make beautiful bands or straps, with an inexpensive loom that is yours to take home.  Weaving experience is not required, but it may be helpful.

 The double slotted reed is similar to a rigid heddle but has an extra set of slots that are designed to carry the pattern warp separate from the background threads.

As you raise or lower the reed for each shed the pattern threads remain separate in the center of the shed making them easier to pick up or drop. The background warp weaves a plain weave and the pattern threads float on top.

Hand carved double slot looms go back to the early and mid 1800’s. Although originally Scandinavian, you can create and weave any design you choose plus weaving the bands can be very portable.

Traditionally woven bands or ribbons were used as closures or in any place were a band or tie was required, for securing bundles for easy carrying, or binding such as a baby’s bunting keeping him snug and warm to trimming costumes adding colorful accents to clothing and much more.

You will learn how to plan your warp, thread your loom and weave. Also how to create your own designs and warps plus some great uses for the bands.

All materials and sources are included in this workshop as well as the double slotted heddle and shuttle which are yours to keep.

THIS IS AN ALL DAY CLASS.  (Please keep this in mind when signing up for classes.)

Instructor: Rosie Dupuy

Class Fee: $85

Scandinavian Band Weaving