As Bonnie mentioned yesterday, I did pull out the Inkle Loom this week. It all started when Lou Ann and I signed up for a card weaving class the end of this month. I started looking stuff up on the old internet, and watching the videos on youtube. I saw that you could use an Inkle Loom as a frame for card weaving.
Two years ago, or more, I borrowed an Inkle Loom from the center, and then just never got around to using it. There it sat, on the shelf, naked. So, I took it down and brushed it off.
I thought that I should really use it in the Inkle sense first. So, more research of course! I ran across an article by Mary M. Atwater, and I fell in love with what she did in her first example. It is all in the warping. I think this will make a great purse!
I have finished the Brooks Bouquet bread cloth. I am doing this next one with the blue weft only. This time I am tricking my counter balance loom Lillian into doing an unbalanced weave, she just doesn't realize it. Actually, I am using a pick up stick and manipulating the threads myself to get the textured look you see here. It really is not that hard, just the one thread for each float.
I hope you can make it out from the photos. There is the blue weft float, then after 2 tabby picks, there is the natural warp float. Once they are washed you will really be able to see it.
I have taken out the monks belt mug rugs I was doing. It just wasn't looking like I wanted it to. I can do something else with all that black.
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Weaving, Tina