Inkle weaving on a copper tablet loom

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I’ve been dreaming of weaving inkle bands for straps, bags, and so many other options. But I don’t need another loom. I already have (ahem) a few. I considered trying to modify my rigid heddle loom but then decided I could do it just as easily on the copper loom I made for card weaving.

I lashed a rod to the base to hold the string heddles and lashed another bar to the top support for the warp separator. I didn’t initially appreciate the need for the warp separator but without it you would have only one warp “shed” and would be simply passing string back and forth without changing anything.

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Once I got that straight, I wove a little band. I quit early though, because the yarn I used was too fuzzy and kept sticking to itself.

This is all part of travel planning. We’re lighthouse bound and I have to choose a few projects to bring. They must be easy to transport and fun. Maybe I’ll stick to knitting a pair of socks.

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