Brocade Backstrap Loom Kit

//Now offering the option of adding a handwoven brocade sampler with the exact figures covered in the intermediate brocade guide.//

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 a brocade sampler handwoven by Doña Lidia's grandson, Diego, who is 12 years old and already advancing very well with his weaving! Please note that the samplers are all a bit different in colors and sizes, but will 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, and the simple steps to the plain weave here, explained by Mari in two short videos.

Join our online weaving classes with master weaver Doña Lidia for small-group live instruction

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