Remember the rigid heddles for band weaving that Steve made for me? (See Process Review: Heddles and Bands) Soft maple, Spanish cedar, and walnut. Steve says they are missing the “cuteness factor.” So, what does he do? He makes a cowgirl heddle out of cherry that is cute as can be!
Well, Miss Cherry Cutie wants to flip over while weaving. A little quilter’s clip on the bottom adds just enough weight. Problem solved. Now Steve wants to make one that has more weight on the bottom half.
Here comes Miss Cutey II in Spanish cedar, with a longer skirt. She doesn’t tip all the way, but she does lean this way and that. The clip helps her, too. Conclusion? The shorter version, with the clip, is more compact and is our favorite design.
Look who shows up! Miss Cutie III in Spanish cedar. It’s time for a band weaving party, y’all!
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8 thoughts on “Cowgirl Band Weaving”
Do you have a video showing how you weave with this type of loom? Very interesting. Hope you are well! My friend Janet from Austin is with me in CA visiting my grandkids and today Yosemite for a few days.
Hi Shari, I haven’t made a video about weaving with these band heddles. I’ll have to put that on my to do list! These books have good instructions and photos:
Torgenrud, H. (2015). “Norwegian pick-up bandweaving.” Schiffer Publishing; Foulkes, S. (2018). “Weaving Patterned Bands. How to Create and Design with 5, 7, and 9 Pattern Threads.” Schiffer Publishing.
It’s great to hear from you!
The heddles are so cute!! Steve is amazingly talented in woodworking.
Hi Annie, I am very fortunate.
Oh my goodness! Your home is full of cuties and creative people.
Such a blessing.
Hi Nannette, It’s a lot of fun around here. 🙂
Steve’s creativity and carving talent is amazing! Just like your weaving talent, Karen. Keep sharing your projects with us, please.
Hi D’Anne, Your encouraging words mean so much to me and to Steve!