Review on Inkle Weaving A to Z: *****"A great learning video. I was able to start up on my Inkle loom right away with this video."***** A. S.
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INKLE WEAVING A to Z: In this video, Jane Patrick teaches the basics and explains the imaginative IN DEPTH possibilities of inkle weaving: Warping the inkle loom—Learn how to set tension, make heddles, tie the heddles on to the loom, measure warp threads on the warping pegs, and change colors. Weaving on the inkle loom—Learn how to load a shuttle, make a shed, establish width, create a tight a consistent weave, secure in ends, change yarns, advance the weave, and finish a band Basic inkle-weaving patterns—Learn how to create a variety of simple patterns from horizontal bars, vertical wavy lines, dots, and more, and putting them all together, plus discover how to use color to create simple, yet stunning designs. Reading and designing inkle drafts—Understand abbreviations, learn to use graph paper to create your own designs, and figure out your own process for note keeping. Yarns for inkle weaving—Learn how to pick the right yarns for your project, fiber type, size of yarn, and novelty yarns—and learn which yarns that may not be suitable for inkle weaving. Weaving and designing pick-up patterns—Learn how to weave pick-up patterns from very simple to extremely complex, use a pick-up stick to create repeating patterns, and design patterns for pick-up. Traditional pebble-weave patterns and weaving letters More ideas for inkle patterning—Learn rep weave and other multi-shuttle weaves, weaving a tube, weaving weft fringes, weaving inlay, turning weft-faced patterns to warp-faced, and painting on the warp Finishing techniques for inkle fabric—Discover finishing techniques like knotting, twining, wrapping, macramé, braiding, twisting, and sewing in the ends.
This video also includes a booklet of projects to get you started. With Jane’s expert and enthusiastic help, you’ll soon be enjoying the endless fun of inkle weaving. Inkle Weaving A to Z is sponsored by Schacht Spindle Co. Inc., producer of high quality floor looms, specialty looms, spinning wheels, accessories, and parts. Visit their website at www.schachtspindle.com to learn more about their inkle loom, browse their full product line and find a dealer near you. 139 minutes
WEAVING ON A RIGID HEDDLE LOOM Jane Patrick: Explore the endless possibilities of the rigid-heddle loom as Jane Patrick shows you how to take your loom to its limits! The rigid-heddle loom--a simple device with a hard-sounding name--is remarkably versatile and easy to use. It's great for beginners, but equally great for seasoned weavers who can explore its endless potential while never getting bored. If you're accustomed to thinking of the rigid-heddle loom as a "placemat" loom, be prepared. In this 2-disc set, you'll see how to use it for all kinds of fabrics--from sturdy little rugs to sheer shawls, from simple plain weaves to complex finger manipulations to doubleweave and beyond. Learn how to:
* Warp your loom in a matter of minutes
* Master simple finger manipulations
* Use a pick-up stick to weave any pattern you choose
* Use two heddles for fine fabrics and even double cloth
* Add clever embellishments to your weaving as you go
* And so much more!
You'll find simple explanations of dozens of techniques as Jane guides you through a handsome Sampler. Trying the next new thing with this versatile loom is almost addictive. In a good way. Plus, you get printable PDFs of downloadable sampler instructions and "cheat sheets" included with the DVD!
SLOTS and HOLES Liz Gipson: The first time you warp a rigid heddle loom in just 20 minutes, the light goes on. These simple, clever looms are ideal for making cloth fast! For getting a project ready to weave in no time flat! But there's more to it than that. Master these three ways to warp, and you'll be prepared to weave anything from simple plain fabric to complex stripes or plaids to fine fabrics you thought were only possible on a floor loom. Liz Gipson has taught scores of people the joys of the rigid heddle, and in the process has developed simple approaches that make sense. You'll feel comfortable with her down-home explanations and reassured by her common-sense ways of working. Slots and Holes is loaded with tricks and tips and know-how, from why it's good to have an arsenal of scissors, to how to warp with two yarns at once and save half your time.
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