Monday, June 05, 2006




Here are a few inkle bands I've made in the past. As you can see, I made a key chain with one of them. The longest band I can make on my inkle loom is about 60 inches (152.40 centimeters). These bands can be made various widths and with as many colors as you want (fewer colors are usually better than too many).

4 comments:

kiwi said...

So you have lots of hairbands, eh?! LOL
(Does it take you back to your old hippie days! LOL)
I guess Reba has a fancy inkle dog lead or collar? Ah...there's no end to the possible uses for these pretty bands.

Alice said...

Ya this is pretty "hippy" isn't it, lol. We called them "headbands", tied around the head for some silly reason (guess we thought it looked cool, haha) And belts of course.

I wove some of the bands for Reba but haven't gotten around to making her "new outfit" yet. I need to find the right hardware to make it happen and keep forgetting to look for it when I'm in town.

You are so right that there is no end to possible uses for these bands. Some could include: sew onto curtains for decorative trim; use as tie backs for curtains; belts; key chains; dog colar; dog leash; dog or horse halter; cinch (girth) for saddle; bracelet; necklace; hair ties; sew on pants for decoration, either down the outside leg seam or around the bottom hem; handles for homemade tote bags or purses; sew some together and make a purse or even a vest... etc etc etc.

kiwi said...

Yes, we'd probably more often say headbands too!
Good idea for totes and bags. There are lots of people who make those from home so maybe you could sell some inkles?

Alice said...

Yes, I have thought about this to some extent. If I could find a market for them where people would pay enough to make it worth my time. I think I will make a few to put on any sale table our group might have in future though we don't often have one, but did in Lumby and may again. Thanks for getting my thoughts in motion, Kiwi. Profits could go to my Kiwi Vacation Fund.