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backstrap tutorial for beginners

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Saille's picture
Joined: 04/09/2011

Hi All.

I am new and I found the site looking for a tutorial for the backstrap loom. Laverne as suggested to go to the following links on that page, but the links where broken. Does anyone know of a backstrap tutorial for newbies? mine will be simpler because I have a used leclerc 16' rigid heddle. Thanks for your time and help


Alison's picture
Joined: 05/13/2009
backstrap weaving links.

Hi Saille,

I searched "tutorial" and found the following:





And the Backstrap Weaving group page: http://weavolution.com/group/backstrap-w...

Not sure what happened to the other link - I don't know if its loss is a by-product of the change in host or if something else happened.

Regardless, searching on the words "tutorial" and "backstrap" will garner you a wealth of information.

Good luck and happy weaving!


Saille's picture
Joined: 04/09/2011
Thanx Alison!  I appreciate

Thanx Alison!  I appreciate it!

Joined: 06/20/2009
You will find all what you

You will find all you need in one place on my blog. I have a page called  Starting Out in Backstrap Weaving here. The instructions are for warp faced bands. I am not sure what you have in mind with your rigid heddle...blanced weaves or will you pull everything in to make warp faced? 

You can read about Franco's backstrap adventures here and on other pages on his blog.




PS thanks Alison

Saille's picture
Joined: 04/09/2011
thank you for the blog link.

thank you for the blog link. actually, I think i will have to two end poles, with the rigid heddle in the middle. for beginner purposes, the 16th inch heddle I bought will be to big, but will use it as an example to  make a smaller one or two. I mainly want to weave scarves and shawls this summer. and then slowly start to learn colors and patterns. I just want to make sure I will be warping right for the loom I have. The way I will have it set up, I will only need the shuttle because the heddle works as the beater (unless of course it won't beat close enough).

thank you again.