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September 26, 2006

Learning

Kaity and Khi are having a great school year. We're about to add guitar lessons to their cirriculum. We won these 2 classical guitars for them on ebay. Khi's is 1/2 size and Kaity's is 3/4.
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Jonathan will be their instructor. Since he moved out and is so busy with school, we don't get to see him as often as we would like. Having a scheduled evening with him every week will be nice.

I've been inspired by Sara Lamb to learn Inkle Weaving. I got a mini inkle loom from Finniwig Studios and am following Sara's Inkle Weaving 101 tutorial.

I made it through warping just fine.

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I moved the finished warp after a few shuttle passes, and am having a difficult time keeping everything even.
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It may be because I put a warp too wide for my first band. I hope it's just a learning curve.

I'm using crochet cotton. I plan to turn the band into a coin purse for Kaity. She is showing a lot of interest and helping with this project. I think it only fitting the band be turned into something for her.

We'll see....

Posted by Angi at September 26, 2006 12:53 AM

Comments

I love Finniwig's things. I have some shuttles and a lucet - the wood is so smooth. I'm about to cut off my inkle warp and start over following Sara's directions. It would be the perfect portable weaving.

Posted by: Charleen at September 26, 2006 12:07 PM

Great about the music lessons!
Did Kaity receive the big envelope?

My first loom was an Inkle loom. I still have it of course. I have used it in demo's at the schools. Wish I'd had Sara's instructions when I first started.

I usually used cotton rug warp for the inkle bands. I'd love to make a little inkle loom, really little to use some of my handspun cotton to make laces and tapes. It has been years since I warped up that loom.
Viki

Posted by: Viki at October 1, 2006 09:26 AM

Hi,

if you are still having trouble with the tension, hold the edge of the warp/braid between thumb and forefinger as you pull the weft thread through. The first four or five passes will almost always be wobbly... You can keep a straight edge then...

Good luck

Posted by: Jo C at October 2, 2006 04:40 PM