So I’ve made a craft purchase. I mean, I make a lot of craft purchases, but this is something of a major one. I bought an inkle loom! Because I apparently have loomitis and I want all the looms. Plus it’s another good way to use up stash, which I need. And I can make straps for all of these bags I’ve been weaving.
Pretty, huh? I bought it on eBay. The band I’ve got on it is a strap for a bag. The max warp is like five feet, which should be fine. Plus it’s small enough that I should be able to tale it to Florida and get some weaving done there.
Here is the first band I’ve made on it, a super simple one using scraps of cotton-blend yarns. The width is a little wonky, but it’s passible for a first attempt.
Pre-inkle loom, I practiced inkle weaving on my LeClerc, which is possible, though a little difficult. Here’s the band I made on that:
And here is the second band I’ve made, using the warp from my messed up towel attempt (with some patterning)
I think I’m going to sew it into a belt. I don’t think it will be that difficult.
Currently, as I mentioned, I’m working on a band for a bag. Here’s a picture of the actual wip:
The picture is of the first of two bands, though I’ve since finished it and started on the second. They’re pretty quick to make when I’m just doing plain weave. I just bought a book of inkle band patterns, so I’m going to try more complicated patterns soon.
It’s only a matter of time before I buy an actual sized inkle loom (or make one), so I’ve clearly got the weaving bug. Cause I needed another hobby.