Click on these linked titles to access my tutorials. The tutorials are not listed here in any particular order but I do give suggestions for the order in which to study them here. I strongly suggest practicing a lot of plain warp-faced band weaving to consolidate the basics before trying any of the patterning techniques.

Some are on separate pages and some are embedded in posts.

Basic Warping for Backstrap Loomsscreenhunter_119-feb-14-09-56

Cutting and protecting fabric for shaped bag flaps.

backstrap weaving bhutan bag

Warping for the Bedouin al’ouerjan technique for backstrap and inkle looms.

Basic weft twining (embedded in post)


Making Continuous String Heddles.

Putting Together a Backstrap Loom.

Supplementary Weft Patterning Technique.

Cross knit looping

4-Strand Braid

Simple warp float technique – a video supplement

Simple warp float technique on a yurt band border-Part One (embedded in Warp Floats Galore! post)

Simple warp float technique on a yurt band border- Part Two- “S” motif

Five-strand Square Braid

Palma Braid


Margarita braid

Warp substitution

Lettering 1

Tubular Band in Plain Weave

Five-strand flat braid                                                                                                                                               


Guatemalan single face supplementary weft patterning Part 1. (embedded in post)

Guatemalan single face supplementary weft patterning Part 2. (embedded in post)

or together on one page here

Designing for Warp-faced Double Weave and Supplemental-Weft Patterning



  1. simplesmente magnifico esse trabalho, já estou construindo meu backstrap.
    Existe livros em espanhol sobre esse tipo de tecelagem? Por favor mencionem pois quero adquirir.
    parabéns os tutoriais sao fantasticos e bem explicados, faceis de entender.

    grande abraço

    • Hola Jose Luis,
      Hay un libro maravilloso escrito en espanol y publicado en Argentina. Se llama Telar Mapuche por Enrique Taranto. No trata de backstrap loom pero ensena varias tecnicas para tejer dibujos indigenas y que pueden ser adaptadas al backstrap loom. Tambien en mi grupo de Weavolution hay un tutorial escrito en espanol de tejido de doble faz. Hay solo uno por ahora pero pronto vienen algunos mas.


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  3. I am a weaver too but in Nigeria, I learn from my mother and my great grandmother but today I decided to invite my sister over and we deliberated on resuscitating the weaving loom now that our parent is very old, I find your website inspiring and I know that I am not making any mistake, please contact me, I love your well done my lady dearest.

  4. […] motifs péruviens de ce type de tissage. Dans le domaine, un seul site : celui de Laverne, qui nous explique et nous montre comment réaliser ces superbes tissages. Elle a également écrit un ouvrage, qui […]


  6. Hi Laverne !
    I just want to weave the llamas but i can’t draw them in the diamond paper….the pictures are too small to count….Can you help please ? 🙂
    Thanks a lot for everything you’ve made for us ! And for what you’ll be make ! 🙂
    thank you !!


  7. I love weaving but my lower back hurt so much with back strap that I had to stop. do any of you found a solution?
    Thank you

    • Sofy, you can do warp-faced weaving on an inkle loom or other frame looms with adjustable tension. You don’t have to use a backstrap loom. Backstrap weaving isn’t for everyone but, fortunately, there other options!

  8. Thank goodness! I have finally cracked it. Having worked my way through the first Andean pebble weave book I was looking forward to dipping into the second and then I noticed that you had changed the pattern format. My heart sank and I put that book away for a month. But I looked at it this weekend, tried one of the smaller bands without any notations (thought it best just to throw myself into it) and by the time I was halfway through the first repeat it all made perfect sense and I can now read them perfectly and am presently designing my first band from scratch

    Thank you Laverne – you have opened a whole new range of patterns to me.I will post my first effort when it is completed (if it works, that is)!

    • Excited for you! Please do send pictures when you have something ready to show.

  9. Laverne,

    ¿Hablas español? Estoy estudiando tu libro de tejido de doble faz y practicando paso a paso, como me sugeriste (intenté tejer una banda más ancha en telar de cintura, pero tuve problemas porque la urdiembre me quedó con tensión dispareja y se fue soltando en algunas partes; reintentaré con la urdiembre repetidamente, para volver al de cintura pronto, por ahora estoy con un telar rígido).
    Quería preguntarte cómo logras que el comienzo del tejido te quede parejo. Estoy tejiendo una banda de 8 revoluciones (la primera del libro), y si bien he logrado hacer el diseño, el comienzo del tejido se tendió a enrollar. ¿Esto resulta mejor si al urdir se deja las hebras en el orden definitivo, como enseñas en el anexo? ¿Resulta mejor con bandas más anchas? ¿O es una cosa de práctica, más que nada?
    Otra pregunta era si en tu blog enseñas en alguna parte a trabajar los bordes, aparte de hacer trenzados, por ejemplo si quisiera dejar flecos sin trenzas, ¿qué técnicas existen?
    Reitero que es un placer leer tus libros y ver tu blog, tremendamente inspirador, y muy generoso de tu parte.

  10. As a new person on here can you tell what make of inkle is in the basic weft twinning photo. I am still looking to find my ideal inkle/tablet loom.
    The one I fell in love with doesn’t post to the UK mores the pity.

    • The only inkle loom I own is an Ashford Inklette.I think it is very likely too small to be useful for tablets.

  11. Thanks a lot ! Bag and explanations : from Heavens !

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