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Band/braid weaving and ply-split braiding


I make tools for weaving and ply-split braiding, as well as being a Stoorstalka stockist. I usually have a variety available at any one time. Here are some photos:


 Tools for ply-split braiding by Leaf Trading PostTools for ply-split braiding by Leaf Trading Post

 Shuttles for braid weaving by Leaf Trading PostShuttles for braid weaving by Leaf Trading Post

Curved shuttles for braid and band weaving by Leaf Trading PostCurved shuttles for braid and band weaving by Leaf Trading Post


Normally I have these things at workshops and events. With my upcoming workshops postponed/cancelled for the foreseeable future, I have the following available. I can post these out to you (UK or overseas) - contact me and I'll do my best to help.

- standard length or short length, with a yew wood handle and in different diameters. I  made a short stubby one for myself and now tend to use this most of the time. It sits well in the palm of the hand and is good when working in POT or short sections of SCOT. The longer gripfids are ideal for SCOT. £15

Cordwinder for ply-split braiding
- I've been developing this and am very happy with my working prototype. It's in a square oak housing, and doesn't need to be held firm or locked/unlocked during the initial over twist phase. I'll be making some of these for sale in the future, price to be confirmed.

Braidweaving kit, Sunna 5
 - for weaving braids with 5 floating patterned threads. Ready threaded-up in four different colours, and the kit has all the bits and pieces you need to get weaving. All you'll need is a belt, and somewhere to attach the far end of the weaving to - a door handle will be fine. £40

Sunna5 braidweaving kitSunna5 braidweaving kit


Sunna 5 kit, soft greensSunna 5 kit, soft greens

Sunna5 kit, redsSunna5 kit, reds

Braidweaving kit, Sigga 8

 - for weaving braids with alternating colour blocks, with 8 floating threads. The braids at the left are the sort of braids that you can weave with this kit - the choice of colours after you've woven your first braid is up to you! £40

Sigga 8 kitSigga 8 kit

Braid weaving heddles, small

- in gold/silver/black/white £16

Gehpa shuttle (curved Sami-style shuttle, plastic, for patterned braid weaving)
- in silver/white £16

The braids in the photo were all woven on this kind of heddle.
small heddlesmall heddle

Hand-made wooden shuttles

- made here in the workshop in a variety of woods, shapes and sizes. Some are delicate, and some are sturdy. I started making these after wanting shuttles that I couldn't easily find elsewhere. Nowadays I use a very small wooden shuttle for most of my weaving. I find that using a lovely wooden shuttle makes weaving so much more enjoyable. £30
Handmade wooden shuttles, Leaf Trading PostHandmade wooden shuttles, Leaf Trading Post

Stoorstalka cloth bags

I have a few of these here in stock - a nice way to keep all of your weaving things in one place! £9
cloth shopper bagscloth shopper bags

Postage is charged extra. It depends on the parcel, but is typically £3.50 within the UK.