It is often used for making straps for bags, bets, book marks and more! Peggy will teach you how to make your rigid heddle work for this style of weaving.
No need for an additional loom to weave Inkle Bands. Make Belts, bookmarks, straps and decorations in this very old Scandinavian style on any size rigid heddle loom. You will make bookmarks in this class.Choose fairly smooth yarns in whatever two or more colors you wish. Good choices for yarn are Berroca Pima 100, or Classic Elite Gigi.
See complete list of required materials below.
Beginner who has used a rigid heddle loom at least once
10-inch or larger loom with the highest number dent heddle you have (15, 12.5, 10, 7.5). Choose fairly smooth yarns in whatever two or more colors you wish. Good choices for yarn are 10/2 and 5/2 citton for 15-, 12.5-, 10-dent, Berroca Pima 100, or Classic Elite Gigi for 7.5 dent. Sleying (threading) hook, the usual tools (scissors, yarn needle, measure, etc.)
You can rent looms from HOKC for $25.00 per week. Be sure arrange the rental in advance as loom supply is limited.
Peggy has been weaving for more than 30 years, and teaching weaving at HOKC for 4 years. She is a member of the Inland Empire Handweavers Guild.