Filled with enthusiasm from the weekend workshop, I have been weaving a couple of bands on my backstrap with rigid heddle.
First was a wide plain woven band, using some very textured early spinning, to see how wide a band the heddle would make. It came out 2.5 to 3 inches wide (variable tension control!), and 69 inches long.
Then one in finer yarns, crochet threads, in one of the patterns in Sue Foulkes' book about Sami band weaving; this is a pattern that looks good on both sides. This one is 47 inches long and 0.75 inches wide.
Here they are -
And Happy Birthday brother!