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Monday, December 12, 2016

Handmade Steampunk Box Tape Loom

I've been wanting to make one of these for so long and I finally have.  I have one more of these in walnut cut out and ready to finish and assemble but my next one will be somewhat different.  This one has steampunk designs engrave all over it and I did my best to make is super fancy.  This one is an 8dpi but the heddle is removable so I will be making different heddles to offer for sale for people wanting more options.
Anyway here is a solid cherry box band loom, I am so pleased with this.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Handmade Backstrap Loom Kits

So what is backstrap weaving?  Well, the art of backstrap weaving is practiced by many artisans in the highlands of Guatemala and have been indigenous to this region for generations....  According to Maya myth, backstrap weaving originated with Ixchel, the Maya goddess taking numerous forms, Moon, Water, Weaving and Childbirth.
Okay so now you know the history and how ancient it is.  It is one of the most beautiful things I've seen...watching someone use a backstrap loom to create the most wonderful works of art.
Well, I could I resist ...:)
So here is my first backstrap loom set and the next one I'm still working on getting all the parts.
I'm including with my little kit the how kit and caboodle :)
So with my set you get all this!!!!  The new set will be 6 epi Heddle and able to use worsed weigh yarn for the warp.
1 - adjustable backstrap
1 - Band Lock
1 - 8 dpi heddle - 1/8" thick solid walnut, approx 7x4"
1 - Sami Yarn shuttle (one side has been sanded thin for beating)
1 - warp comb
1 - back beam
2- warp sticks
1 - cotton carry bag

So here is my first kit

And here is the set I'm working on.  Need to make the band lock and back beam and it will be ready to sell.  Update Here is the Lg Steampunk Backstrap Kit.