Inkle Loom Weaving: An Introduction with Marilyn Romatka

Woven cloth is ubiquitous in today’s world. We often take it for granted, unfortunately. Like learning the basics of playing the piano – especially for younger students – there is value in knowing the basics of how cloth is woven. And weaving on the inkle loom, despite its austere design, has all the parts – in easily understandable, this-is-how-it-works clarity. After teaching this unit at the homeschool co-operative, I have noticed students closely and excitedly examining the knees of their blue jeans in the lunch room to see the weave structure used in the cloth. If you have never woven before, you will see cloth differently after this class!

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This video class has no prerequisites, no weaving experience needed. The class is recommended for ages 12 and up. You will learn the fun method by which the warp is wound onto the loom (and how to fix any mistakes in the warp), how to start and end a project, how to weave useful warp-faced bands, how to see the simple elements in a complex design and design a band that is unique to you. We will cover plain warp-face weave as well as touching on the finger manipulated ‘pick-up patterning’ technique which gives you access to unlimited pattern in your bands.

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Excellent. So clear are Marilyn’s explanations that even a hopeless beginner at weaving can make beautiful bands in no time. Highly recommended.

By  weaverbkk  on  May 03 2020 08:54 AM
I LOVE this class.Marilyn is an excellent teacher. The samples are wonderful, and her teaching is thorough and very easy to follow.I bought myself a handmade inkle loom for Christmas, with an eye toward using it for card weaving, and had not used it yet. While I still want to do tablet weaving, I will definitely be will be using it in the tradition way. I've already got it warped for a plain weave, using a variegated cotton crochet thread. I can't wait to get started. Thank you for offering this excellent class.
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By  rutha1031  on  Apr 20 2020 18:33 PM
Wow! What a great instructional video. Well worth the money. Packed with information that is clear, concise and well videoed. Hope other inkle weaving videos will be added in the future. Marilyn Romatka is a skilled, passionate and interesting teacher. Thank you for this video help.
By  Mel  on  Mar 29 2020 14:30 PM