Sunday, June 04, 2006

This is the inkle loom Evelyn brought with her to learn on today. The tensioner on this loom is in the same spot as on mine, but it works in a totally different way. Mine slides where this one tips. The purpose of the tensoner: as you weave there is "take up" which causes the warp threads to become shorter and tighter on the loom, so they have to be loosened off a bit. The white threads you see hanging on the one post are the heddles which I attached to the bottom post, just at the base of where they are now.

This is my inkle loom. There are many ways to make these little looms, but the basics of all of them are the same. On this one the "tensioner" is on the right side (as you look at it in this picture), on many it's on the left side. The "stuff" you see on the one post are the heddles... pieces of cord used for holding some of your warp threads.

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