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Inkle Loom Weaving

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Course Overview

Inkle looms are a great way to get started with weaving: they require little additional equipment, are easy to use and understand and are easily stored. Specially designed to be used for making strong, patterned bands, inkle looms are used for weaving belts, laces, bookmarks, guitar and other instrument straps, leashes--anything that requires strength, durability and beauty. On the first day of class students will warp the loom and learn how to design and weave bands. The second day they will design and weave a project of their own choosing while learning further ways that the inkle loom can be used. This course is open to students ages 16+.

Required Tools

  • Small scissors
  • Tape measure

Optional Tools

  • Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

Session Information

'Inkle' is the Old English word for a linen band or drawstring, hence an inkle loom is a loom on which these were made." The word "inkle" has been in use in the English language for over 400 years, and even is mentioned in a few Shakespearean plays.


Mon, Jul 11th, 2022  –  Tue, Jul 12th, 2022

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $170.00
Materials fee: $15.00

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Traudi Bestler
Traudi Bestler
Long Lake, MN

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Inkle Loom Weaving