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<p>This was my third project on the backstrap loom and my first project in pebble weave! This is part of my masters in anthropology - Im doing a summer project where Im working with my universitys ethnographic collection to try and identify the andean belts they have. Since Im trying to put my new knowledge to direct use, Im trying to go through the techniques as fast as possible so that I can use that to better understand what Im looking at! Because of that, however, Im still having a bit of a hard time with some of the basic stuff you pick up with experience, like nice selvedges and even width. Its a strange experience having the technically complex part going so well while the basic stuff is still difficult. In any case im really proud of this one, and Ill be making a second, identical one and using them both as shoulder straps for a bag / cushion I intend to weave so I can return her zafu to my mom! As it shouldnt surprise anyone here, Ive been following Laverne Waddingtons books to learn backstrap weaving. This pattern is from her first book, Complementary-Warp Pick-Up.</p>