So there’s a thing called NaBloPoMo. It’s where you write a blog post every day for the whole month of November. My friend Kat talked me into it with very little pressure.
So, my first post of this month is about something I’ve been thinking about for a long time and then when I was at MAFA in July it was brought to the front of my brain and hasn’t yet receded to the back so I’m putting this out there because I need a little help.
I want to weave tiny bands and so I’m looking for a tape loom. I’d really like an old one but I did find this website with these quality modern ones. But if you have a lovely old tape loom hanging around your house and you dying have a use for it please let me know.
If you aren’t sure what a tape loom is look at these photos.
I’m also in the market for these books:
I figure if I’ve been thinking about this regularly for the last 3 months I’d better do something about it. Feel free to talk to me about your tape loom weaving adventures.
Today I’m driving back to Michigan from Ashville, NC. It’s a long drive. But I have so much to share when I get home.
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I got to take a workshop from Susan J Foulkes, the author of a couple of those books you show. She was great and her website is a really good resource too. In case you haven’t seen it: https://durhamweaver64.blogspot.co.uk/
She taught us with plastic Sunna heddles from Stoorstalka and they were really fun to use. I believe their US website is at https://bandweaving.com/
Can’t wait to hear more about your adventures with bands!
Wow! I had no idea such a thing existed. This is really a great “rabbit hole” and you are so good at showing people the door to rabbit holes! What would you use the tape for?
The tapes are for edgings and cords and ties. Imagine if I weave myself a summer robe and use my handwoven tapes as closures!
Oh!! Nice! I like that idea!
I have one of the Seidel Medieval style looms. It works with either a rigid heddle or tablets and I find it more comfortable to use than the style with the fixed heddle. Eventually, I’d like to have a Glimakra tape loom, but it’s hard to justify the floor space.
I’m almost positive I’ll be having one of those Medieval looms eventually.
I made one by using in front of the heddles on a darice beading loom