Classes with Laverne Waddington

Operating a Backstrap Loom

When backstrap weavers are seated at their looms with their hands busily creating cloth, their bodies are more than something static, like a tree or post, which serve simply to suspend one end of the warp. Their bodies are a moving part of the loom itself and essential to its operation.

This video reveals the secrets behind the smooth and fluid operation of these wonderfully simple pieces of equipment. You will learn how to be more than the weaver - you will be the loom!

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