FREE Local Pick-up & Shipping on orders over $200 shipped within the United States
Make Belts, Sashes, Straps for Your Guitar, Roller Blades, Camera and Much More! Harrisville Designs Backstrap Loom is based on the Peruvian backstrap loom used for centuries to make the colorful woven sashes, straps and bands that are so distinctive. Using the same methods, it’s easy and fun to weave unique, beautiful bands so useful in a variety of ways, from belts to carrying straps. Each Backstrap Loom Kit includes:
- Sturdy Hardwood Clamp Device with Belt Tie.
- 2.5 yards 100% Pure Wool Warp (Pre-threaded through a Heddle).
- 100% Pure Wool Weft.
- Shuttle Beater.
- Illustrated Instructions.
It’s fun, and easy to do for all ages (especially folks age 9+)! If you're looking for video instruction check out the Friendly Loom's YouTube channel. The kit comes with yarn to get started and then you can use any yarn you'd like from your stash or Wild Hand to create more creations!
Harrisville Designs has been spinning 100% Virgin Wool Yarn in Harrisville, New Hampshire for over 50 years. As one of a handful of woolen mills left in this country, Harrisville's textile tradition is rich and dates back to 1794 when the first of several mills was built across the Nubanusit River to harness the water-power necessary for carding fleeces brought down to the village from local hilltop farms.