This is a 1 session in-person workshop.
Sunday, May 22, 2022; 11am - 5pm
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.
Yarn and patterns included. Students must supply their own loom, OR rent/purchase one at online checkout.
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!
Skill Requirements: Experienced Weavers
Taught by: Annie MacHale
The Finer Details...
All students are required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. This class involves close proximity, as well as occasional student/teacher contact to direct and guide techniques.
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