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Description

Appropriate For:              Beginners to more experienced weavers welcome.


What you will learn:

How to weave a sturdy decorative strap on the inkle loom if you are a beginner on the inkle loom

  • How  to warp up and weave on an inkle loom

How to use pick up techniques to make more complicated designs (even making a name tag) if you are a more experienced weaver

We will use a warp faced structure and pattern can be introduced via colour effects in the warping and by using pick up designs.


What you will get:

A strap that may be used for a handbag, as a luggage strap, camera/binocular strap, belt, or guitar strap

accessories to complete the band will be available to purchase.


What to bring:

  • Inkle loom with string heddles and a shuttle. The looms can be hired by contacting the Guild. The tutor will contact each participant to ensure that they have the correct materials.
  • 3 balls of mercerised cotton or linen thread in at least three contrasting colours. Wool yarn in general is not suitable due to stretch and fluffiness.
  • There is no limit to the number of colours but the minimum is three. A good contrast is essential so a white or very pale colour must be included with a darker contrast colour and a third colour to add interest. For example red, white and blue or black/ dark grey, white and a third colour.
  • Four ply cotton such as Sullivan’s mercerised cotton is suitable for a thicker strap and is the least expensive option. 4 ply cotton is available in Lincraft or Spotlight.
  • The 16/2 pure linen thread by Bockens Lingarn is a good multipurpose size and is a bit finer than the 4 ply cotton. The Ashford 5/2 mercerised cotton is finer and suitable for a key ring or hat band.


Additional costs:

  • Both the Bockens linen thread and the Ashford cotton are available at the Guild and can be purchased at the workshop.


Preparation:      None

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What you will learn
  • • How to weave a sturdy decorative strap on the inkle loom if you are a beginner on the inkle loom
  • • How to warp up and weave on an inkle loom. • We will use a warp faced structure and pattern can be introduced via colour effects in the warping and by using pick up designs.
  • • How to use pick up techniques to make more complicated designs (even making a name tag) if you are a more experienced weaver
What you will get
  • • A strap that may be used for a handbag, as a luggage strap, camera/binocular strap, belt, or guitar strap
  • • accessories to complete the band will be available to purchase.

What to bring
  • • Inkle loom with string heddles and a shuttle. The looms can be hired by contacting the Guild. The tutor will contact each participant to ensure that they have the correct materials.
  • • 3 balls of mercerised cotton or linen thread in at least three contrasting colours. Wool yarn in general is not suitable due to stretch and fluffiness. • There is no limit to the number of colours but the minimum is three. A good contrast is essential so a white or very pale colour must be included with a darker contrast colour and a third colour to add interest. For example red, white and blue or black/ dark grey, white and a third colour.
  • • Four ply cotton such as Sullivan’s mercerised cotton is suitable for a thicker strap and is the least expensive option. 4 ply cotton is available in Lincraft or Spotlight. • The 16/2 pure linen thread by Bockens Lingarn is a good multipurpose size and is a bit finer than the 4 ply cotton. The Ashford 5/2 mercerised cotton is finer and suitable for a key ring or hat band.
What to wear

Comfortable clothing

Appropriate for

Beginners to more experienced weavers welcome.


The Guild's aim is to bring together those who practise handweaving, spinning and allied crafts and to help and encourage them to increase their knowledge, understanding and skills by discussion, demonstration, exhibition, teaching and the provision of quality resource materials.

Our Guild rooms house an excellent library and craft supply, sell members work and host a wonderful range of interest groups, classes and workshops.

We have members and affiliated groups throughout the state.

Come and join us!

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations and refunds

The Guild reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient numbers. If we cancel the workshop you will be notified and will be issued with a 100% refund.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop/course date the Guild will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days before the workshop/course date the Guild will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

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Natalie

16 January 2019 • Adventures on the Inkle Loom

This class was amazing. From warping the inkle loom, to basic weave, to simple pick-up patterns. It was just what I needed to get me started, teach me the terminology, and point me at where to go next. Great class, really well taught by Ruth.

Tuesday

16 January 2019 • Adventures on the Inkle Loom

The Guild’s summer school sessions were great value. I learnt the basics of Inkle Loom and Tablet Weaving at 2 workshops. The tutors and their assistants were excellent, and the extra resources and equipment all provided. The guild rooms are well lit with plenty of space. Plenty of inspiration and ideas for taking the newly learnt skills forward too. Excellent all round

Susan

16 January 2019 • Adventures on the Inkle Loom

This was a great workshop. Very friendly, with clear and concise instructions. We finished with a great sample of weaving, including some picked up pattern. It was a lot easier and a lot more fun than trying to work it all out from scratch on my own!

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