Brocade Backstrap Loom Kit

This is a practice loom with all the tools included for intermediate and advanced weavers, because the loom is set up for supplementary weft brocade. Each loom has been prepared by hand by our friends in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, a town famous for beautiful brocade weaving. You'll notice that there are two extra rods that facilitate supplementary brocade in horizontal lines. Other unique figures can be inserted using the wooden needle included and counting the warp threads as necessary. 

Each bundle includes a backstrap belt and rope both made out of maguey, a natural succulent fiber. Eight different supplementary weft colors will also be selected and included in each bundle. Feel free to use other threads for supplementary weft also. See exactly what's included, how to open the bundle, and the simple steps to the plain weave here, explained by Mari in two short videos.

To see Doña Lidia's demonstration of simple brocade weaves, head over to our blog, and for a slightly more in-depth directions on how to set up the loom check this tutorial

Join our online weaving classes with master weaver Doña Lidia on our Experiences section for one-hour group sessions on Zoom.

We are updating loom color offerings almost every week as they are sold and more are made.


Width: 9 inches (plus a few inches for the wooden parts)

Length: 23 inches

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