As a teacher and mentor, I have observed new weavers asking the same set of questions as they first start out. In this video, I demonstrate the basics of warping and answer some of those questions.Tips include some things that even experienced inkle weavers may not know like:
- How to use a quick-release knot to secure the beginning of your threads to the loom while warping
- How to change colors as needed with only one knot per color
- What is the proper length for heddles and how to test it
- What loom makers don't tell you about taking the shortest path and how to prevent the warp from slipping
A great companion to this video is The Inkle Weaving FAQs and Answers page here on the blog.
If you want some free patterns to try out look here: http://aspinnerweaver.blogspot.com/p/pattern-drafts.html
The intro of the video shows me weaving a very colorful pickup band, and since someone asked,
the pattern is below.