See our ordering & shipping page for more information.
In addition to selling all the equipment you'll need to get started, we suggest the following additional resources:
- We carry a couple of great books about bandweaving: Moraband, by Barbro Wallin, and The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory, by Anne Dixon.
- See also my instructional mini-movies about using a rigid heddle, using a band loom, and finding the correct starting shed, and this instructional video about basic tablet weaving.
- Project ideas
This band from Doris Wiklund's book is woven on a large Standard rigid heddle
An octopus of beautiful patterns to inspire your next design
Standard rigid heddle
For plain or patterned band weaving. Made of oiled birch.
|rigid heddle, medium||17 x 9 cm (6.75" x 9.25")||holds 59 warp ends||23.00|
|rigid heddle, large||38 x 11 cm (15" x 4.5")||holds 125 warp ends||37.25|
|This easily portable and versatile little loom can produce both plain and intricately patterned bands.||
standard rigid heddle
Rigid heddle with handle
|rigid heddle ("ribbon reed") with handle||holds 19 warp ends||39.00||
rigid heddle with handle
Rigid heddle with pattern slots
The pattern threads remain in the middle of the shed for ease of pattern pickup,
whether rigid heddle is lifted or lowered. Made of oiled birch.
|rigid heddle with pattern slots, medium||18.5 x 13 cm (7.5" x 5.5")||holds 57 warp ends, including 13 pattern slots||23.00|
|rigid heddle with pattern slots, large||24.5 x 13 cm (10" x 5.5")||holds 75 warp ends, including 19 pattern slots||37.25|
|rigid heddle with pattern slots, x-large||31 x 13 cm (12.5" x 5.5")||holds 93 warp ends, including 25 pattern slots||44.25|
|See also our mini-movie demo of Band Weaving on a Rigid Heddle.||
Basic tools for band weaving: Standard rigid heddle, Rigid heddle with pattern slots, Band lock, Shaped band knife
One simple tug on your band and you have advanced your warp.
|band lock, small||7 cm (3")||13.35|
|band lock, medium||9 cm (3.75")||16.80|
|band lock, large||15 cm (6")||17.75||
band lock works like a
|shaped band knife, untreated birch||length 30 cm (12") x width 3.5 cm (1.5")||23.00|
|This is the best tool for weaving bands with a rigid heddle. The narrow end of the stick finds the shed smoothly and allows for easy visibility picking up a pattern shed. The yarn unwinds from the base as needed with no extra hand movements, and slides through the shed easily when done, as shown in the diagram.|
|Vävstuga band knife||handle 5" + blade 4.25" = overall 9.25"||23.00|
|This is the best possible beater tool for weaving on a floor model band loom. See also our Vävstuga designed tools page to learn more about our band knife and reed hook, specially manufactured for us by well-known local cutlery manufacturer Lamson & Goodnow.||
shaped band knife diagram
Vävstuga band knife