Backstrap weaving

backstrap loomBackstrap weaving has been around in different cultures for a long time. It’s simple. It’s easy. It’s fun. Christine had found her back strap weaving loom and brought it along to show Sheila, in particular, but the rest of us like this little loom. It looked doable! It’s transportable, takes up little room and so would be good for travelling. Great kids project too where they could build something for themselves and use it.

The basics are here on mayaweavings and there’s a nice video by Laverne Waddington which gives you an idea of how it all works. Christine’s is a very compact loom so you don’t need as much space as you can see in these instructional sites.

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