**For those of you that might not be first century weaving scholars, inkle means "ribbon" or "strap" and refers to narrow bands of warp-faced fabric that are woven on a small, portable loom. Normal weaving (to make fabric) is done on large floor looms which are not portable and can take up a lot of space.
My loom makes about eight feet of finished trim. I've got a cute pink checkerboard pattern warped on it right now. I'm still new at it, so it takes me a couple of hours to get it warped, and then it will take me another couple of hours to weave it.
These are some of my first bands. I made them with regular inkle weaving, using heddle strings to create the shed.
These are my card weaving bands. I have fallen in love with card weaving! It's faster than regular weaving (for me) and the results are so beautiful.
I've used some of the finished trim as drawstrings for some muslin bags that I made, and I also have made some of the woven trim into headbands. It makes great headbands! They remind me of the non-slip headbands that I used to buy, back when I was running.
Did you guys get any fun new toys this holiday season?!