|Stash busting tea towels. Handwoven Jan 2022|
My previous submission was Nov/Dec 2014, Vol 172, no 5, pages 66 - 68. The Heart of the Swedish Band Weaving Tradition. My Baltic heart tea towel has been very popular. These project details are available as a download at:
Using a multi-shaft loom to weave patterned bands.
You can weave narrow bands on a table loom or a floor loom with eight or more shafts.
- You can weave more complicated patterns with greater ease.
- You can weave longer bands.
- The weaving is tighter because the tension is greater.
- You can use very fine threads which would be very difficult to use with a back strap.
- You can use pattern threads similar in colour to the background, which can be difficult to see.