When I first started weaving, I immediately jumped to an 8-shaft floor loom and into complicated patterns. At the time, I had no idea what inkle weaving was, let alone what someone would do with the individual strips of bands created. Getting to work at Long Thread Media and seeing all the amazing projects that come in has completely changed my perspective. There is plenty you can do with bands!
An Inkling of Summer by Mariellen Boss. Photo by Matt Graves
In this wonderful ebook, 10 Favorite Inkle Projects: A Treasury of Designs from Long Thread Media, we have collected some of our favorite band patterns from the last few years. Everything from dog collars and flip-flop straps to handspun silk sewn into a fabulous bag.
Swimming in Ribbons is an inkle-woven handbag by Gwen Powell. Photo by Joe Coca
As I stepped outside that floor loom box, I found myself trying something new with this creative collection.
10 Favorite Inkle Projects Download
In celebration of the abundant potential of inkle bands, we have created this eBook featuring ten favorite projects from three Long Thread Media magazines: Handwoven, Spin Off, and Easy Weaving with Little Looms. Whether you’ve been inkle weaving for years or a new weaver wanting to explore more projects, I hope you enjoy this eBook.