Updated: Jun 3, 2022
Greetings from the farm,
I have had a lovely meeting this morning with the Husflidslag weavers in Telemark.
Most of you know that I will be apprenticing with this group in the autumn.
When they sent me my kit for my summer weaving project assignments, this belt was included.
This is now my favourite back strap belt!
I was also given permission to write a weaving draft and offer a mini course to replicate this belt on the rigid heddle loom for those that had the possiblity to weave their own upcycled belt.
However, for those of you that do not have time or the possiblity to weave your own back strap belt or are searching for a very comfortable and supportive back strap belt - the
Telemark Husflidslag has agreed to weave belts for my band weaving course participants.
Keep in mind that these belts are completely hand woven and hand made, so they are a bit expensive.
The Husflidslag is a non-profit organization.
The sale of their hand made items goes to fund their meetings, the location of their working space and their events which promote Traditional Norwegian Folk Art and Hand work.
The Husflidslag is sort of like our local guild....region by region all over Norway.
Most importantly, this belt will last for a lifetime of back strap weaving!
So if you are interested in purchasing a back strap weaving belt...
You must take your full, lower back waist circumferance measurement in centimeters.
See the photo below...it is your waist, but it supports your lower back...so measure in this area.
Keep in mind that this measurement is just an estimate measurement for them...the band is adjustable to fine tune it for your own weaving.
I will be the "go-between" and help to organize the payment and the shipping which will go directly to the Husflidslag.
Each belt is 55 US dollars + shipping.
I still need to calculate the shipping based on the weight, but I will update you about this, with interest.
The price of the belt includes the cost of the woven belt, the paypal fees and the local tax.
You will not have a choice of colour, but you can the see the variety of colours that they weave for band weavers above. All beautiful!
For now I am just sharing this offer to see if there is any interest...as the "where can I find the back strap belt" is the question I receive most often.
I do not have a time frame, but will keep purchases of the belt in order!
Also, if you are a beginner or returning to finish Module 1, make sure that you have read the previous two BLOG posts to register your interest and to download the supply list.
You will find information about the weaving kit offer within that information - another collaboration I have put together for you!
Please contact me directly at knitographyATgmail.com if you are interested in the
Telemark Husflidslag weaving a back strap belt for you!
I will happily show mine to you in our upcoming Zoom gatherings and you will see it in all of our lessons this summer! :)
Warmest regards from the farm,