Spinning for Inkle Weaving


This article begins an exploration of weaving using a technique called Inkle Weaving, this allows the weaver to create narrow to mid width bands of varying lengths.  The patterning can be quite simple or quite complex.  These bands are Warp Faced, which means that the threads used to create the length wise parts are what show, the weft or horizontal threads do not really show up except when you turn an edge.  Two of the main points made by this author are that the warp threads for this type of project should not have any halo, this would make them harder to shed or come apart so the weft can fit through, and that they should not have much bounce (bounce can distort the final project.)

A decent article with some good points to think about.


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