Operating a Backstrap Loom with Laverne Waddington

The ancient craft of backstrap weaving is still practiced by many indigenous weavers across the world today. The loom, which comprises nothing more than a set of simple sticks, allows weavers to produce anything from firm, narrow bands to wide, flowing lengths of cloth. Sticks and string spring to life and become a loom the moment the weavers place the backstraps around their hips.

This video is for all those who have ever been curious about how these wonderfully simple pieces of equipment work. It reveals the secrets behind the smooth and fluid operation of the loom. You will discover how weavers use their bodies as a moving part of the loom itself.

For those of you who wish to try backstrap weaving for yourselves, you will need to have gathered sticks and wound a warp. Free instructions on how to prepare a warp for a backstrap loom can be found at: https://backstrapweaving.wordpress.com/backstrap-weaving-basic-warping-for-backstrap-looms

This video will show you how to:

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Customer reviews:

Laverne, the video is amazing. There are some things I was doing right and lots I was doing wrong. Your Operating a Backstrap Loom video is helping me to be better. Being able to see the way it should work is such an immense help. The warping video answered questions I didn’t even know I had. Thank you for this and everything you do for backstrap weaving.
By  Michael E. Engel  on  Feb 20 2017 04:32 AM