Inkle and Tablet Weaving

Discover how to weave bands on an inkle loom or using weaving tablets, also known as card weaving. Inkle bands and tablet weaving are the perfect finishes for hems and adding hanging tabs to handwoven towels.

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Weaving, Cooking, and Life

    Tablet weaving can be used to weave beautifully patterned bands Throughout the history of this newsletter more than a few writers have likened weaving to cooking and baking. As a metaphor it just works so well—weaving requires specific tools, ingredients (yarn), and we often use “recipes” to create our masterpieces. Also as with…

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Weaving on the Edge

Is there anything so lovely or so satisfying as a perfect selvedge? Here's Jane Patrick, weaver, teacher, author, and Handwoven editor emerita, to tell you some simple steps for weaving perfect selvedges on inkle bands. ––Anita Nonweavers will have no idea what I’m talking about, but weavers know that there’s nothing like a beautiful selvedge…

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Inkle Weaving: Color and Design

Color is a core element in designing any weaving project, predicting the complex interaction of warp and weft colors, yarn textures, and color proportions. Even for a warp-faced inkle band, there are many interesting choices to be made. Here's Handwoven editor emerita Jane Patrick to tell you about some of her design process for inkle weaving. —Anita…

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Weaving a Sámi Patterned Band

This video shows how to weave a Sámi patterned band using a double-slotted heddle (the Sunna heddle from Stoorstalka). This project appears in the March/April 2013 edition of Handwoven magazine. Sámi band weaving is an age-old Scandinavian weaving tradition. The bands you create can be put to a wide variety of uses: straps, belts, curtain…

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Weaving Down Ancient Roads

   Band weaving has been a common thread for centuries across many cultures.       Guild friend Cookie Mesmer weaving a bright band on her small inkle loom.   Happy New Year! If you are reading this, then we both have survived the end of the Mayan calendar, the travails of the year past,…

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My Changing Perspective

John Mullarkey, Handwoven contributor and tablet weaver par excellence, joins us today to to tell the story of his journey as a weaver. ––Anita     John's Controlled ChaosVest, shown here on amodel, started as a band  I started my weaving career very cheaply. I was poor, and I was collecting hobbies at a frightening pace,…

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Spanning the Continents with Inkle Bands

    Karen's very own Anne Dixoninkle band  You never know who you’ll meet in a conference workshop. After two or three days sharing the challenges of warping a rented loom on-site, helping each other follow weaving directions in a busy round-robin, plus dining and enjoying post-workshop liquid refreshments, workshop participants can learn a lot…