Sámi Band Weaving

Sami Bands and Belts

The Sami style belts and bands are woven on a traditional Sami weaving reed. The coloured pattern yarns are threaded through the top row of holes. The bottom holes and slots carry the background threads. The pattern is picked by hand, raising or lowering the pattern threads according to the pattern.
Some of my belts and bands are woven on using a Sami Heddle, a Scandinavian band loom or a floor loom.

Hand Woven Bookmarks

I weave many styles and types of narrow bands on different types of inkle and Sami band looms. Often I have small samples left over that are just too pretty to discard. A bookmark is a good way to recycle and to reduce waste.

Handwoven Bookmarks
Handwoven Bookmarks

Handmade Bookmarks are sold through my Folksy Shop:

Sámi Shoe Bands

Lumi Retki Shoe Band
Lumi Retki Shoe Band

Sámi Bands and Belts

Sámi bands and belts are custom made to order and can be purchased through my Folk Shop.

Sami Bandweaving on a Heddle – YouTube

Sami Bandweaving on a Scandinavian Band Loom – YouTube


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WEBSHOP Custom Orders and Paivatar On-line Platforms

I will be selling my handmade products and crafting supplies via On-line Platforms – so that I do not collect any financial information on my website. I only store name, address and any other information required for shipping your items. Please Contact me if you would like to discuss a Custom Order.

Paivatar on FOLKSY

My Folksy Shop will feature most of my hand made products, hand-dyed yarns and supplies for other crafters.

Paivatar on EBAY

My Ebay Shop will have Nalbinding Needles, Natural plant dyes and some hand-dyed or hand spun yarns.

Paivatar on Etsy

Currently I only list a few products on Etsy.