This is an introductory class on weaving bands or tapes on an inkle loom. Students will learn the parts of this tabletop loom and then warp it, make heddles, and weave. Adults and kids (10 and older) will enjoy this activity.
Handwoven bands have been used for centuries as belts, trim for garments, cords for jewelry, bag straps and even shoelaces. Reenactors use woven tape for garment ties and drawstrings, as well as other uses such as tying bundles. Inkle bands are quite strong and can be used anywhere a flat band is needed.
Participants will complete a bookmark in class.
Class will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2023 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
Instructor: Carol Jared-Brown
Class fee $40. Register online and submit $20 via PayPal to reserve your spot. Bring the remaining $20 (cash or check) to the class.
Materials to bring:
- A smile!
Instructor will provide all tools and materials, including:
- Inkle looms for use in class
- Heddle material
The location for all classes is the Fiber Arts Center of Wichita at 751 George Washington Boulevard.
Enter through the double door off Morris St. (south side of building).