WeaverGuitarStraps

Guitar Straps * Banjo Straps * Ukulele Straps

Albuquerque, New Mexico · 174 Sales

WeaverGuitarStraps

Guitar Straps * Banjo Straps * Ukulele Straps

Albuquerque, New Mexico 174 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   I weave guitar straps, banjo straps, ukulele straps or straps for any other instrument and carrying straps for your bags.
Each strap is woven one at a time. When I sit down at the loom, I create a new design each time. All patterns are my original designs and each one is different.
I've been making and selling my straps since the 1990's.
They are woven on a small inkle loom in my home near Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
My husband now makes the leather tabs for the ends using a process I created while working at a tannery. We choose good quality leather that won't stretch and lose shape.

To read testimonials and find out where I'll be showing next, please visit my website at : www.WeaverGuitarStraps.com

Announcement

Last updated on May 21, 2016

I weave guitar straps, banjo straps, ukulele straps or straps for any other instrument and carrying straps for your bags.
Each strap is woven one at a time. When I sit down at the loom, I create a new design each time. All patterns are my original designs and each one is different.
I've been making and selling my straps since the 1990's.
They are woven on a small inkle loom in my home near Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
My husband now makes the leather tabs for the ends using a process I created while working at a tannery. We choose good quality leather that won't stretch and lose shape.

To read testimonials and find out where I'll be showing next, please visit my website at : www.WeaverGuitarStraps.com

Annie MacHale

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Annie MacHale

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Weaving one of a kind guitar straps.

Each strap is woven, one at a time, on a small “inkle” loom. Much like a painter sits down at a canvas with paints, I sit down at the loom with colored yarns. Because of my spontaneous design process, each strap is woven in a unique pattern, created in the moment, using as many as twenty two colors. I start out with a pattern in mind, but I mix and move colors as I go, so that sometimes, it ends up quite different. Many things inspire my patterns and color combinations- almost anything that crosses my path and catches my eye.
I like to Play With Color!

I prefer to use natural materials for the guitar straps, because natural materials provide the best quality and feel. Cotton is what I use most often as it is a soft, strong, flexible and breathable fabric which makes for a very comfortable strap. A cotton strap will conform to fit your body without cutting into your shoulder, even during long playing sessions.
Sometimes I use hemp, or a hemp/cotton blend, recycled sari silk fabric, or recycled cotton/acrylic blend yarns. Occasionally, I recycle other things into my weaving, like cassette tape which adds a lot of sparkle, or old t-shirts cut into strips to make yarn.

The straps are finished with my own heavy die cut leather tabs which will not stretch or tear over time. For slide adjustment buckles, I chose to use black acetate rather than metal to protect your instrument from potential scratches or dings. The tabs and buckles are threaded onto the straps and hand sewn into place.

I also have two other shops here on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ASpinnerWeaver has camera straps, luggage straps, belts, watchbands and other assorted items.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/iWeaveSashes has wool, hemp and linen straps for historic costume and sashes for Native American regalia.

Your strap is handmade, start to finish, by my own two hands in my home near Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Visit my website to see a gallery of finished straps, read testimonials from guitarists who use them and see my calendar of upcoming events.
www.WeaverGuitarStraps.com

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  • Annie MacHale

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    While a young woman in my teens, I discovered the inkle loom and weaving became a lifelong passion. This type of loom makes narrow pieces, no more than 6” in width. Within this narrow constraint, there are endless possibilities for combining colors.

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Last updated on March 19, 2016

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I do my best to represent color accurately and describe all of the details for you in the listing, but this is not the same as having it in your hands.
So, when you receive it, if your purchase does not make you happy, if it just isn't right for any reason, please contact me. I will gladly make arrangements for you to return or exchange it.