The online guild got me working with my Inkle loom again, with thanks to Steve. I seem to warp Inkles a bit different to the tutor so I thought I’d share a visual of how I do it. Both ways are correct but if you want to save on time, thread and bulky knots check this out.
Red Arrow: A wine cork (with slits cut in it) nailed to the top of your Inkle loom holds the start of the warp nice and tight so winding is easy. The more slits for more colours of course but for this pick-up sampler I’m just warping two.
Green Arrow: This is my last blue warp thread waiting to be tied to the first blue thread.
Tie the start and end together across the warp, now I have just one knot instead of 11 of the one colour.
Red Arrow: Now the whites turn, the whole warp is finished with only two knots!
Red Arrow: My complete Inkle warp with only 2 knots ready to be woven in the round.
I have the sampler done for Steve but I want to work on a few of my own designs first before I post the pics.
Happy Inkle weaving