Online Inkle Weaving Class
|January 2, 2013|
|6:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Beginning Inkle Loom Weaving
with Daryl Lancaster
No weaving experience necessary! The inkle loom is portable, easy to warp, easy to weave off, and makes beautiful warp face belts and bands. Daryl uses it to trim her garments. Every weaver should own one. They are inexpensive and children as young as third grade can learn to use them.
There will be TWO class sessions, one and one-half hours each. Classes will be taught using PowerPoint presentation and weaving demonstration. Students will receive homework assignments.
What to Bring:
- 3 Colors of 3/2 or 5/2 Cotton, at least 50 yards of each. The more contrast the colors have, the better. (Caution: If you use skeins of DMC perle cotton, please wind the skeins into balls before the class)
- Sturdy cord for heddles, carpet warp or 3 cord crochet cotton.
- Tape Measure
- Open sided inkle loom like the Schacht, Ashford (standard or Inklette), or Beka. Note: inkle looms with warp and cloth beams like the Gilmore and the Glimakra require specific equipment for warping and this class does not focus on beaming chain warps. If you with to use one of these looms, you will need to have your own warping equipment and be familiar with winding and beaming chained warps.
- A small belt shuttle, like a stick shuttle except with a more tapered edge along one side.
If you wish to just follow along without having your own loom feel free to sign up. This class is helpful even if you don’t own an inkle loom yet.
A webcam is helpful but not required.
To register for this class, click here.