How to setup and weave on an inkle loom.
From the Ashford Wheels & Looms Website. This little booklet gives very clear instruction on setting up your inkle loom. If you flip to page 15, there is a section on weaving letters written by myself.
From Schacht Spindle Company. This PDF is the instruction booklet for how to use their inkle loom.
From Ruth MacGregor of Spinning Forth
There are 4 videos. I especially like the one about warping the loom.
An article by Ruth Temple in WeaveZine.
This project tutorial includes good photos of setup and weaving.
The website of Eve the Just.
This site includes several links. You can read written directions with good diagrams on how to create simple patterns. It also has the best instructions on how to create pickup patterns, both written and in video form.
If you are interested in doing pickups, you should absolutely watch the video!
You can have hours of fun designing patterns in plain weave using the little design program on this website.
http://www.angelfire.com/mi4/snotravanta/Weaving/weaving.htm#Pattern Drafting for the Inkle Loom
Here are some examples of woven bands and pattern drafts to correspond.
A Comparison of different inkle looms
Adding beads into the borders.
Although she is demonstrating on a rigid heddle, this easily translates to an inkle loom and is how I have added beads to my inkle bands.
Making a Small Bag
Sara Lamb's blog is full of interesting things including this tutorial about how to construct a bag from inkle bands! She has since written a very beautiful instruction book about making small bags called "Small Treasures". Find it here: http://www.saralamb.com/
Inspirations for doing more pickups and advanced patterning.
The blog of Laverne Waddington, who is an accomplished backstrap weaver. She has wonderful stories and photos of her travels and studies with indigenous weavers across the Americas. The site also includes many tutorials on all of the techniques she has learned. Many of her design techniques can be done on inkle looms.
This tutorial on simple warp floats is very nicely done.
I highly recommend this one!
Grace Hatton's article in WeaveZine on Scandanavian Tape Looms and Patterns
A pdf file: LATVIAN BAND WEAVING USING LETTERING
by Anita Apinis-Herman
The website of Anneliese Bläse
This website is written in German, but is worth the trip to see the photos of pickup bands.
A Source for Leather Tabs to Finish Off Your Woven Guitar Strap http://www.etsy.com/listing/87271810/guitar-strap-kit
Assorted things of interest.
A video of weaving on the old Swedish band loom. Amazing!!!
An online magazine with great articles, tutorials, pictures and recorded interviews.
Listen to the Podcasts while you weave.
A social networking site just for weavers with a place to show off your projects.
"Inkle Weaving" by Helene Bress
This has been the best overall inkle book, in my opinion. It covers many aspects of weaving on an inkle loom and is full of ideas and patterns.
"The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves" by Anne Dixon is new for 2012.
It includes an amazing array of patterning techniques and inspirations.
Send me a message if you have resources that you would like me to consider adding.