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The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory eBook: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves

Inkles for everyone! Enjoy over 400 patterns for loom enthusiasts in this approachable eBook, including favorites and never-before seen patterns.

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From expert weaver Anne Dixon comes The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory, the ultimate eBook resource for inkle weavers. Inkle weaving is a simple technique that offers ample opportunity for experimentation to beginners and experienced weavers. This eBook is the most comprehensive tool available to inkle weavers. Inside, you’ll find:
  • an overview of inkle weaving’s history and traditions;
  • instructions for loom set-up and simple techniques;
  • an astonishing 400+ woven patterns;
  • illustrated samples and charts.
This incomparable guide offers tips, tricks, and techniques to weave traditional and modern patterns and introduces a bounty of innovative new designs as well. Inkles created from these patterns can be used for a variety of projects, ranging from belts and braces to trims and neckpieces.

Table of Contents
Forward by Madelyn van der Hoogt

About this Book
What Is an Inkle?
Structure of the Inkle
How to Read the Drafts
Pattern Charts

Basic Equipment
Modern Inkle Looms
Working at the Loom
Weaving Inkles without an Inkle Loom

Basic Techniques
Weaving and Beating
Starting and Finishing
Woven Width
Moving the Inkle Around the Loom
Joining in a New Weft
Problem Solving

Pattern Directory
Basic Warp Color Patterns
-Repp Weave
-Designing Basic Warp Color Patterns
Warp Manipulation
-Lettering: Compensating Method
-Lettering on Checks
-Baltic-Style Patterns
-South American Pebble Weave
-Monk's Belt
-Warp Changes
-Additions to the Warp Surface
-Soumak and Loops
-Turkish and Other Knots
Inserted Auxiliary Thread Manipulation
-Gathering and Pleating
-Scrunching and Shibori
Weft Manipulation
-Selvedge Treatments
-Clasped Wefts and Crossovers
-Tablet-Woven Edging
-Inserted Fringe
-Knotted Fringe
Manipulating with Width of the Inkle
-Control of the Width by the Weft Transitioning
-Decreasing the Number of Warp Threads
-Increasing the Number of Warp Threads
-Simple Tassels
-Slipknots (or Thumb Knots)
-Woven Fringes
-Braided and Piled (Corded) Fringes
-Overhand Knots
-Securing the Ends of Braids and Cords
-Stitching Inkles Together

Warp Draft Threading Charts
Pattern Charts

About the Author
Anne Dixon weaves, lectures, exhibits, and teaches throughout the United States and United Kingdom. She is the author of Handweaver’s Pattern Directory (Interweave) and has contributed articles to a number of publications, including Handwoven magazine. She is a guild member of the Association of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers and a founding member of the Braid Society. Anne lives in England.

SKU: EP5483

Author/Speaker/Editor: Anne Dixon

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596687998

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Customer Reviews

I couldn't wait for it to be delivered...I HAD to buy the eBook! Review by Diane Wardlow

After a quick look-through I'm thinking my money was well spent. There are so many patterns, techniques, etc. that I can't wait to warm my inkle!! Thank you Anne for the wonderful book.

(Posted on 6/22/12)