Brocade Backstrap Loom Kit


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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 Doña Lidia and her family in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, a town famous for beautiful brocade weaving. You'll notice that there are two extra rods called "pepenado" 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.

To order a custom loom in your chosen colors, please note 3-4 hues in the comment section at check-out and allow 3 weeks to prepare and ship.

Add our PDF guide to Supplementary Weft Brocade complete with step-by-step professional videos to your learning.

Add a physical brocade sampler! They each contain the three supplementary brocade figures we cover in the PDF guide and class.

See exactly what's included, how to open the bundle above, and the simple steps to the plain weave below, explained by Mari.

Join our online weaving classes with master weaver Doña Lidia for small-group live instruction, or better yet, come visit us in Antigua Guatemala for in-person learning.

Loom colors are updated based on availability.


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

Length: 23 inches

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Customer Reviews

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So easy to get started!

This is the way to get all the tools you need for learning backstrap weaving in one step! Plus you can pick general colors for your warp (and I haven't yet seen a combination Doña Lidia has done that isn't lovely!) It's a win-win; and you'll be all set for your weaving class.