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Band Weaving Kit with Plant Dyed Yarn
Photo shows a small wooden heddle and matching shuttle, both have the logo of The Woven Briar on them, which is an outline of a paid of blade shears.
Band Weaving Kit with Plant Dyed Yarn
Band Weaving Kit with Plant Dyed Yarn
Band Weaving Kit with Plant Dyed Yarn
Band Weaving Kit with Plant Dyed Yarn
Portland yarn woven
Image shows a pair of hands using the band weaving set, with the heddle raised and orange threads lifted.
Band Weaving Kit with Plant Dyed Yarn
Two white skinned hands demonstrate weaving the white weft through the orange and white warp threads.
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Band Weaving Kit with Plant Dyed Yarn

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In this kit you will find everything you need to weave your belt or band.

Welcome to the wonderful world of band weaving.

Your heddle kit comes with:

A shuttle
Rare breed, plant dyed Portland wool yarns for Warp and Weft
Warp threads loaded on to your heddle
Weft thread for weaving with
Ties for attaching to your belt/post
Heddle

This is a style of weaving called backstrap weaving, where your body forms part of the loom. No need for expensive equipment or fancy techniques, using your own body and a heddle you can make beautiful woven bands on the go, and wrap it up to transport it with you.

Heddle and Shuttle

The heddle and shuttle are made from birch ply, laser cut to my specifications. You can use it again with any yarn that will fit in the holes. I have sanded and finished these with oil.

Yarn

My Portland yarn comes from a local flock by the sea in West Somerset. I am working with the shepherd to ensure the very best quality fleeces from this rare breed, and I am proud to be a part of a small movement to save this beautiful breed from extinction. I have a small flock of my own, too.

I took the fleeces to Rampisham Hill Mill in Dorset, to be cleaned, carded and spun in to yarn. Back on the farm I dyed this yarn using my home grown coreopsis, woad, weld, dyers chamomile and marigold.

Your kit will come pre-warped with the threads tied and ready to weave, and once you have finished you can simply cut off the weaving and warp up again!

Instructions are included, as well as links to online videos to help you along the way. Any questions at all, just ask – I am happy to help.