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Inkle Loom

Purely by chance a few months ago, I saw a video on historic tablet weaving. It stayed on my mind, so I looked up instructions on how to do it, made some makeshift cards, and proceeded to string a bunch of yarn between myself and a table leg to experiment with.

It was a chaotic mess, and I loved it.

I then came to the conclusion that I needed to be free to get up move around at the drop of the hat, on account of the toddlers that I live with, lol.

So, for my birthday, I got an inkle loom.

And promptly got sucked into that world of crafting.

I’ve joked with my husband that weaving is telling yourself, “one more pass with the shuttle, then I’ll do something else,” for three hours straight. I actually have a number of bands that I’ve made, and a few that the children have done as well.

Now I’ve begun experimenting with fancier patterns.

Latvian flowers
Baltic style hearts

Next step: Applying these to clothing.

I also have some bands that I’ve made with the cards, but I’m saving those for another post.

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