Weave at Home - Backstrap Loom Kit
Home Back-strap Weaving Kit
Ever fancied learning the art of Maya backstrap weaving but couldn't visit us in Guatemala? Well now you can.
Learn the art of backstrap weaving from your own home, with a pre-prepared loom and tutorial videos.
These looms have been lovingly prepared by hand with beautiful warp colors, ready for you to weave into your own cloth, in your own time. Your finished project could be used as a wall hanging, table centerpiece or cut up and turned into a creation of your imagination.
The kit includes:
- Pre-prepared warp
- Rope to fix the loom
- Yarn (both warp and weft)
- Introduction Videos: Weaving Processes & Loom Set-up
- Tutorial Videos: The weaving process
- One-to-one support from our weaving tutors: You can contact us directly for personal support with your weaving project.
- Shipping cost (USA & Canada) - additional fees apply to other areas of the World
Choose from the range of warps we have readily available, or contact us directly if you have specific colors or a different size that you would like to work with (subject to availability).
All looms are made using the highest quality, 100% cotton, Rio Blanco yarns, which we use for our own products here at Trama Textiles. Some looms include jaspe yarn, a specialty dye technique found in Guatemala.
Each loom has been prepared and set up by our professional weaving tutors.
What do you need to know?
Material: 100% Rio Blanco Cotton
Size - Approx 32cm x 100cm
Care: Once your project is finished, hand-wash in cold water, treat stains with mild detergent, lay flat to air dry weight, material and features. Our products do not shrink, bleed or fade.
Unique: As all our products are handmade, you may notice small irregularities. These are not faults but simply unique features resulting from the artisan nature of the techniques used to make our products.
Impact: By purchasing TRAMA products, you are providing a fair wage to the women and helping to preserve cultural traditions of the indigenous people of the highlands of Guatemala.