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Inkle Loom Weaving Introduction

Inkle looms are a great way to get started with weaving: they require little additional equipment, are easy to use and understand and are easily stored. Specially designed to be used for making strong, patterned bands, inkle looms are used for weaving belts, laces, bookmarks, guitar and other instrument straps, leashes--anything that requires strength, durability and beauty. In this one day introductory class students will warp the loom and learn how to design and weave basic bands.  Students interested in taking their new-found skills further should register for the continuation session the following day.

'Inkle' is the Old English word for a linen band or drawstring, hence an inkle loom is a loom on which these were made." The word "inkle" has been in use in the English language for over 400 years, and even is mentioned in a few Shakespearean plays.

Students may be interested in registering for Inkle Loom Weaving Continuation, offered the following day, for additional practice and new skills.


Sat, Feb 18, 2017 Course Full - Please call for wait list
(Early bird tuition deadline: 01/07/17)

Course Details

Length in days:


$85.00 per student (Regular rate)
$75.00 per student (Early-bird rate)


Beginner to Advanced

* The Feb 18, 2017 course is part of the Northern Fiber Retreat event

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All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

Traudi Bestler Traudi Bestler

Traudi has been weaving and creating textile projects for over 30 years. Her prime interest is in passing along the history and joy of making fiber art. Traudi studied weaving, spinning, and dyeing at the Weaver's Guild of Minnesota, The Weaving School and Sievers School of Fiber Arts.  She currently teaches weaving and dyeing at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts and has been a workshop presenter for the last 25 years at the MN Federation of Weavers conferences.

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Inkle Loom Weaving Introduction

Inkle Loom Weaving Introduction