Sunday, 17 June 2012

Inkle loom workshop with Anne Dixon

Oops nearly forgot to post this but a recent thread on the Ravelry reminded me that I still had the photos to sort out. The last meeting at our local guild of weavers, spinners and dyers was a beginners inkle loom workshop run by Anne Dixon. As usual Pete aka Wikkidknitter and myself were really excited about this as he has not tried weaving on an inkle loom and I was just after hints and tips as I had thoroughly enjoyed playing with the Sami Band excited that we missed the Bus and arrived an hour late!!
By the time we crept into the hall, everyone was sat around the tables, each with a loom and looking desperate to start.
After a talk on inkle loom weaving through history (most of which we missed) everyone made a start, having a go at one or two simple techniques.

Anne bought a selection of work an inkle looms with her, I was quite taken with this loom :-)
more importantly, she bought these, the samples for her forthcoming book   The Weavers Inkle Pattern Directory which is due out shortly ( hopefully next month) In fact if you follow the link you will be able to pick out a few of these bands as being the ones on the cover.
After the workshop,Pete and myself retired to a local bar so that we could both have a play on our looms, yes he succumbed and bought himself one....another addiction for this young fibre addict!!


Thistle Cove Farm said...

WOW! Very impressive and the photos are great.

Randy Tyson said...

The colors make my imagination go wild. I want to watch a weaving expert do their thing and actually learn from it. I just don't have the time right now.