Inkle Loom Weaving Introduction
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. In this one day introductory class students will warp the loom and learn how to design and weave basic bands. Students interested in taking their new-found skills further should register for the continuation session the following day. '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.