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Inkle Weaving 2

May 10, 2010

The inkling has begun – wow it has been a few years since I tried this.  I was never very successful – maybe because I just didn’t practice enough.  This time I have an end use in mind, which I think is a good motivator.    As you can see from my very first few inches I need to practice a lot more!

The edges are a bit loopy and uneven, ( it looks worse in the close up than in it really is – really!)   but I am sure by the time I am finished this first sampler I will have it under control and can weave an actual band for my little bag.   I am using the same linen as the bag,  16/2 wet spun line linen from Sweden (Vavlin).  I doubled the yarn for the pattern pick-up, but can see that a softer yarn would probably give the pattern more definition.  But I don’t have anything else in the right brown so will stay with this look.   Linen doesn’t have a lot of  stretch so is fairly unforgiving if the edge department especially if the tension isn’t even.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 11, 2010 7:43 am

    Boy, you must have pretty high standards! I think it looks great!


  2. May 12, 2010 6:46 am

    I don’t think it looks bad at all. Practice will get your edges better each time; you sort of develop a feel. I believe in you! You are right about linen not being so forgiving.


  3. Evelyn Oldroyd permalink
    May 12, 2010 6:54 am

    Thanks! I re- read information on weft placement and edges and surprise – it helps to follow instructions!


  4. May 13, 2010 8:30 pm

    Your results are a whole lot better than mine were, which is why I gave my inkle loom to an inkle weaving instructor. That looks great!


  5. Evelyn Oldroyd permalink
    May 14, 2010 9:17 pm

    Sharon ,I really didn’t think I would try inkle again. I guess reading about it and seeing some of the fine work out there inspired me to try again! And this time I am enjoying it.


  6. May 14, 2010 9:46 pm

    I think I’d prefer to give kumihemo (sp) a try for bands. It can be used in jewelry too. I’ll get right on that – after I finish winding the warp I started a week ago!


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