Can you tablet weave on an inkle loom?
My Inkle Loom Tablet Weaving (often referred to as card weaving) is a weaving technique where tablets or cards are used to create the shed through which the weft is passed. The technique is limited to narrow work such as belts, straps, or garment trim.
What can you make with an inkle loom?
Create colourful belts, bracelets, ties, guitar straps, shoe laces or trims for weaving. You can sew them together and make bags, placemats, cushion covers and much more. The Inkle Loom produces a warp-faced band in which the warp completely covers the weft. THREADS TO USE Use strong, smooth and colourful threads.
What is the difference between Inkle and tablet weaving?
Using cards on an inkle loom is called tablet weaving. They’re both ‘beam’ looms, a technical advance which allows you to make a long length of cloth (the warps are wound onto the beam). The difference between the two is in the heddles. Many weaving sources which claim to be complete actually only mention floor looms.
How do you read Inkle weaving patterns?
Read the pattern starting with the top row at the left, as follows: warp the first thread in the top row, then the first thread in the bottom row. Next warp the second thread in the top row and the second thread in the bottom row. Follow the draft, alternating from the top to the bottom until the pattern is complete.
What kind of weave do you use on an inkle loom?
Pretty simple! The weave structure that you use on an inkle loom is warp faced plain weave. This means that, although you are weaving plain weave, you place your warp under very tight tension and beat each pick down hard with a belt shuttle so that the warp colours remain visible but the weft threads do not.
Can a Greek key pattern be read on an inkle loom?
Seeing a Greek key pattern can sometimes make your head spin. Fortunately, weaving one doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems. Just make sure to keep the inkle pattern in mind as you weave. In case you already know how to read an inkle loom pattern, you can also turn to the internet for inspiration.
How to make your own Inkle weaving patterns?
Inkle Pattern Generator: here you can design your own inkle loom patterns from scratch on this page. E-Books: you can some free books about inkle weaving online. This is a pretty old book by Atwater but it includes quite a few patterns at the back.
How do you shed threads on inkle loom?
There is also an adjustable tensioning peg to release or increase tension. Once you’ve wound on your warp, you create an extra shed for plain weave by using heddles to pick up threads. By the time you’re ready to weave, you will have shed 1 and shed 2 or heddled and unheddled threads. Pretty simple!