Sunday, May 22, 2011

inkle purple 002

inkle purple 002 by DEEPENDOFTHELOOM
inkle purple 002, a photo by DEEPENDOFTHELOOM on Flickr.

This is a new bag that I finished and am starting on the strap. This by far is the most fun I've had in a while. I plan on constructing at least one bag next weekend since we have a whopping three glorious days off. Can't wait.

Tablet Woven Strap

cardweaving 002

The straps to the bag have been card woven, I used Sara Lamb's directions in Woven Treasures page 86. Took me a bit to get use to turning the cards in the right direction, but I figured a way to keep it straight and then it was non stop til I finished. The bottom strap is the front and the top the back, although I like the back better and is what will be the front of my strap. I'm having some difficultly with the selvages then again when don't I LOL.. but at least I'm enjoying myself.

inkle purple 002

inkle purple 002 by DEEPENDOFTHELOOM
inkle purple 002, a photo by DEEPENDOFTHELOOM on Flickr.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Q & A

I didn't expect you all to have so many questions about the inkle project but was ecstatic to see so much excitement. I'll answer the best I can and if you need more help or info drop me an email. If anyone is interest there is an inkle loom group on ravelry; inkle loom weavers. Nice bunch of people lots of information.

WonderWhyGal said...
I keep toying with taking an inkle weaving class at fiber festival this year. I am a beginning weaver currently working on my Cricket loom and eager to absorb all sorts of weaving techniques.Your colors are beautiful. Thanks, if you get the chance take the class, I wish I would have had the availability of one. Inkle looming is really easy once you get the idea that no matter what you do it's a warp faced band. When I need a really long band I can do it on my floor loom it's only two shaft and narrow enough to go really fast, oh and I don't even need the reed.

Acorn to Oak said...
Wow! That's really pretty and the colors look like a perfect match to your fabric. I've been wanting to build or buy an inkle loom lately. I've even been watching videos online of how to warp them but it seems very confusing. I was able to try weaving on one a few years ago at a fiber festival and it was really simple. I'm wondering if it would make sense once I got one and some books with diagrams. Is it fairly simple to figure out? Yes, it's very simple. I learned online and with some handouts I downloaded this one in particular is wonderful. Once you get going it's so much fun and you'll realize just how simple the concept really is.

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...
Perfect match! Can't wait to see the finished pocket purses. Thanks I plan on doing a few of them you'll be bored with me posting about them after a while LOL..

Delighted Hands said...
Very pretty and a PERFECT match! I want more info, too-are you doing plain weave? How does it turn out so pretty.....can you give a little tutorial?! I can do a tutorial but, it would take some time. If you want to view a few really good ones on youtube (this one is great) so you don't have to wait. It's plain weave tabby, warp face, you can even do it on a floor loom or backstrap loom, just 2 shafts, no reed.

ASpinnerWeaver said...
You did a great job of matching colors! What string/yarn are you using to get all of those subtle colors? Thanks on the color compliment, I'm using crochet thread #10, so it's 10/2 I guess. I found that my Michael's has a ton of colors so I usually stock up when I get coupons and they take competitor's coupons too. I'm always looking for a bargain on yarn can't help myself, actually I don't want to help myself in that department.

bspinner said...
I agree with ASpinnerWeaver "great match on the colors". What yarn are you using? Thanks, see above for the yarn specs :)

Hilary said...
Yes, what are you using. Is it 8/4 cotton?I love it......I have two inkle looms, but haven't really done much with them. I have used 8/4 but I found it too thick to produce a really nice band, although it did make some nice quick coasters. I would love to see you make some straps for your soulmate sock totes on the inkles, the color combos would be endless.

Monday, May 02, 2011

New Inkle Weaving

I started on a new inkle loom weaving for some new pocket purses. I used the material that will be the inside of the bag to govern the color I would use for the exterior. I'm really enjoying the weaving and love the exercise of pulling the colors from the fabric itself.