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Intermediate/Advanced Inkle Loom Weaving - Baltic Pick Up | April 28, 2024

Intermediate/Advanced Inkle Loom Weaving - Baltic Pick Up | April 28, 2024

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This is a 1 session in-person workshop.


Sunday, April 28, 2024; 11am - 5pm


$140 BYO loom ($160 rent a loom, $280 purchase a loom)


This class is for experienced inkle weavers. Students must know how to warp their looms on their own and be familiar and comfortable doing plain weave on the inkle loom. 

MATERIALS (not included)

  • Inkle loom (preferably an open-sided standard loom. If you have a loom with warp and cloth beams, contact me prior to class to discuss.)
  • 30 heddles which fit your loom’s requirements (either string or texsolv)
  • Sharp scissors
  • Stick or belt shuttle (suggested length 6-8”)
  • Note-taking materials (paper + pen, OR students can take pictures if they prefer)
  • Non stretchy cotton yarn (size 3/DK): 3 colors with high contrast to each other in balls, cones or easy pull skeins and ready to use. We recommend Lamana Cosma or Gist Beam (we carry both in the shop)!
  • Cash or checks if you wish to purchase books from the instructor.
  • Optional: Pickup stick
  • Optional: A laptop or tablet to use with the free online design program “Pattern Editor”


Annie MacHale, a weaver based in New Mexico, will be making a special trip to the studio to share her incredible inkle weaving knowledge! She has recently published two wonderful books on color and design for the inkle loom! Books will be available to purchase directly from her in class. Please bring cash or check.

Open a new door to designing patterns for use on the inkle loom. Baltic-style pickup is a simple technique to learn, but has vast possibilities for creating complex patterns on a woven band.

We will look at examples to learn the many variations which are possible using the Baltic-style pickup technique, explore simple pickup patterns as well as pick and drop patterns, and learn to use charted designs.

Using the charts, students will set up their looms and weave a sampler of patterns. As time allows and depending on student interest we will also discuss the variation called 3-Color pickup, for which there is a new book available. 

Finished bands are used as belts, bag or guitar straps, hat bands, keychains and more! 

Ages: 18+
Skill Requirements: Experienced Weavers
Taught by: Annie MacHale

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