From expert weaver Anne Dixon is The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory the ultimate resource for inkle weavers. Inkle weaving is a simple technique that offers ample opportunity for experimentation by beginners and experienced weaver’s. This book provides 400 patterns for loom enthusiasts and is the most comprehensive tool available to inkle weavers.
An overview of inkle weaving’s history and traditions.
Instructions for loom set-up and simple techniques.
An astonishing 400 woven patternssome making their first debut.
Illustrated samples that gratify the most popular inkle weaving trend.
Charts provided throughout the entire guide.
An incomparable guide, Anne Dixon offers all of the tips, tricks, and techniques to these traditional and modern patterns and introduces a bounty of new, innovative designs as well. Inkles can be used for a variety of projects ranging from belts and braces to trims and neckpieces. They can be stitched together to make bags, mobile-phone purses, cushion-covers, table-mats, and much more.
Also included is a foreword by Madelyn van der Hoogt, the editor of Handwoven magazine and the author of The Complete Book of Drafting and The Weaver’s Companion (Interweave). She opened the Weaver’s School in 1984 and teaches weaving workshops throughout the United States and Canada.
Praise for Anne Dixon's previous title, "The Handweaver's Pattern Directory"
"Highly recommended for public libraries and textile collections in academic institutions. If you can buy only one book on handweaving this year, this is the one." -- "Library Journal, starred review"
Foreword by Madelyn van der Hoogt Introduction About This Book Basic Equipment Basic Techniques Pattern Directory Basic warp color patterns Warp manipulation -Pick-Up -Lettering: Compensating -Runic -Lettering on Checks -Baltic-Style -South American Pebbles -Monk's Belt -Krokbragd Warp changes Additions to warp surface -Auxiliary Warp Threads -Scribbling -Embroidery -Soumak and Loops -Turkish and Other Knots Inserted auxiliary Thread manipulation -Gathering and Pleating -Scrunching and Shibori Weft manipulation -Dukagang -Inlay Selvedge treatments -Beads -Fancy Yarns -Clasped Wefts and Cross-overs -Tablet Edging -Fringes Width of inkle Finishings Charts for Designing Your Own Inkles Glossary Resources Credits Index