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Inkle, Card, Band and Backstrap Weaving

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    Inkle, Card, Band and Backstrap Weaving

    Let's discuss inkle weaving, card or tablet weaving, backstrap weaving and all kinds of band weaving here. Please post photos, so we can see your beautiful work!

    #2
    Krokbragd Band on the Mini-Wave

    I'll kick it off. I'm reposting my post about the Krokbragd band I'm weaving on my Gilmore Mini-Wave. As much as I love this band, I need to get it finished and put something else on!

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    • Bettymo
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      That is so pretty. I'm curious about those looms. I know they are not easy to come by but what is the real advantage there? Whenever you have time....I know you are one busy woman.

    • DebbiRYarn
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      I like them because they're miniature counterbalance looms. Instead of heddled / unheddled as inkle looms are, there are two "shafts" with Texsolv heddles. As one shaft goes up, the other goes down and it gives you a good shed. You do have to hold the shed open with your hand. The shafts don't lock into place. They have apron rods, a warp beam and a cloth beam. They're functionally little shoeboxes with a closed bottom and you can put things in the bottom like your bone paper folder which makes a nifty pickup stick, your draft, your Kindle and a candy bar! Instead of sliding the work around the inkle pegs, you release the warp beam brake and advance with the cloth beam brake. You can warp them back-to-front or front-to-back. They have interesting built-in lease sticks. I find them a little more stable than inkle looms, especially the inklette, as they have more side-to-side stability. Honestly, they probably aren't significantly better than inkle looms and, as you say, they're harder to get and more expensive. I got mine used, so it was quite reasonable. I will also say that I probably won't go back to an inkle loom. Hmmm.... maybe I'd better do another review. Because there's one gotcha with these. The apron rods can break. George replaced at least one of mine with steel rod. That puppy doesn't break now!! Hope this helps!

    #3
    Fresh off the mini inkle loom.

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    • DebbiRYarn
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      Yay!! Looking really good!

    • yarnforall
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      Thank you, DebbiRYarn ! I already have it warped again with a 7 pattern thread band with decorative borders from the new book I got ! I am loving this little handy loom.

    #4
    Here is what I just started working on. Pattern is from my new book, Weaving Patterned Bands.
    This is a 7 thread pattern with fancy border for interest.

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    • Bettymo
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      Soo pretty. Purple goes with everything.

    • Floppy2
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      You just purple yourself away my dear. Well done

    • yarnforall
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      Floppy2, I am. No regrets!

    #5
    Thank you Bettymo. I love purple. My mom hated it and never would let me have anything purple. I guess I am compensating for that now. 🀣

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      #6
      hi! so glad to see an inkle forum. I recently entered a piece in the senior arts show and won for heritage crafts. It was the first year I entered my weaving.

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      • DebbiRYarn
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        Yay! Congratulations!

      • Bettymo
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        That's a beautiful piece. Congrats and thanks for sharing.

      • Floppy2
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        We weavers on Our Unraveled SALUTE you! Brilliant!

      #7
      Finished my band and made a guitar strap.

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      • Floppy2
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        Oh..boy! One day! One day I will weave a band like that...oh yes I will!

      • Floppy2
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        Oh..boy! One day! One day I will weave a band like that...oh yes I will!

      • Kathy7661
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        Floppy2 I know you can! 😊 It's plain weave! I designed it using http://carolingianrealm.info/PatternGenerator.php

      #8
      Bettymo Thank you!

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        #9
        Bettymo "Do you mind sharing the details? Yarn, #of threads, width?"

        I don't mind at all.
        Lunatic Fringe 5/2 mercerized cotton from a previous project in blue, magenta, gold, yellow white and black.
        91 threads
        2" wide
        3 yard warp woven on Louet Erica loom.

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        • Bettymo
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          Thank you!

        #10
        Warped my little Mini-Tex inkle loom today. I'm taking it to the fair tomorrow for demo. I forgot everything. Sheesh. Had to get my books out. White? What was I thinking. Hopefully it will get better once I get up into the weaving zone. That's the problem with this little loom and it's hard to tension. Using #10 Crochet cotton.
        35 Threads - there is a warping error but it's ok for demoing.
        Last edited by Bettymo; 07-30-2019, 08:34 AM.

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        • DebbiRYarn
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          I forgot to ask, how did the fair go? I'm hoping we can get back into it at some point.

        #11
        An EXCELLENT documentary on backstrap weaving in Guatemala and some of South Amercia. DO give it a look. Century of Color: Maya Weaving & Textiles (English)

        https://youtu.be/Ehwx_ZGXcVY

        bjr

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        • yarnforall
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          Methinks you are about to go down the bandweaving hole Floppy2! Looks like a fascinating documentary! I am just starting watching it.

        #12
        Originally posted by Floppy2 View Post
        An EXCELLENT documentary on backstrap weaving in Guatemala and some of South Amercia. DO give it a look. Century of Color: Maya Weaving & Textiles (English)

        https://youtu.be/Ehwx_ZGXcVY

        bjr
        Trying to get a friend of mine to make me an inkle loom. Will get there one day.

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        • yarnforall
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          Yaaaasssss!!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

        • DebbiRYarn
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          Wheeee!!! There she goes!!

        #13
        DebbiRYarn and yarnforall!!!! You two are nuts! Thanks. Glad to enter the frey.

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          #14
          I don’t know about DebbiRYarn, but I can assure you I am nuts😜

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          • DebbiRYarn
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            I prefer not to think of it as nuts. I prefer to think of it as... umm.... hold on... I'm gonna come up with something... Yeah. Nuts. And proud of it!!

          #15
          There are several wonderful documentaries on Mayan weaving on YouTube. I've spent many happy hours watching them.

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