Tubular Woven Finishes: Backstrap Loom Techniques DVD
With J. Nisbet
Learn how to weave beautiful edgings and finishes for your woven pieces. After a demonstration of how a traditional large backstrap loom works, you’ll quickly make a small 1" to 2" wide warp and learn how to weave a plainweave flat band that teaches you the basic techniques of backstrap weaving. You’ll progress to a flat patterned band, a tubular plain band, a tubular patterned band and finally a tubular patterned band that is attached to the edge of another woven piece while the band itself is being woven. Patterns for all bands are enclosed with the video, including the complex and beautiful crossed and diverted warp tubular weave --“the little band of many eyes”. These exquisite finishes are typical of those from Peru and Bolivia.