Making a "sewn" (tapestry woven) belt

"Sewn" belts are woven on a backstrap loom with a simple two shed mechanism. For demonstration purposes, the weaver makes the standard first shed mechanism, and them uses a thick sewing needle as a shuttle to guide the variously colored threads through the warp for the alternate shed, hence the name "sewn" belt.

Videotaped by Miriam Milgram and Margaret McKibben