Basic Warping for Backstrap Looms

Welcome! I hope you enjoy my movie on Basic Warping for Backstrap Looms.


Here’s a closer look at the ”false crosses” that I mention in the video. Don’t let them concern you. They are supposed to be there and are a natural result of the way you are carrying the two threads. You can happily ignore them.


The picture below shows the eventual placement of the heddles and shed loop in relation to the false crosses…(click on image for a larger view)

My e-books cover patterning techniques that can be used when winding a warp using Method 2 in my free warping video.

Complementary-warp Pick-up gives instructions for weavers who know how to use their loom and who can already weave plain warp-faced bands. That is the basic level of experience that is required in order to be able to enjoy this e-book. Any loom that can produce two basic sheds and allow you to weave warp-faced fabric can be used. It is available at Taproot Video. You will be able to create bands that have patterns on both faces.

If your loom of choice is the standard inkle loom, you may prefer Andean Pebble Weave on Inkle Looms. The methods taught in this e-book have been designed specifically for this kind of loom. The e-book includes video instruction.

Both books can be followed up by the Complementary-warp Pattern Book….There are 100 original and traditional patterns which include many that were designed by my students and other weavers who have been learning from my books.

Would you like to know more about the wonderful backstrap loom? Follow up my free warping video on Basic Warping for Backstrap Looms with my video on Operating a Backstrap Loom on Taproot VideoView a preview here.

It’s available for streaming or as a dvd.





Thank you for visiting! Happy warping and weaving.


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