I – is for Inkle Weaving
Therapy! A change form the norm. I can sit in the garden listening to the birds weaving long lengths of beautiful colourful inkle bands which will become straps for bags. Many of the designs feature hand woven straps using an Inkle Loom (below) providing both strength and durability. This is a floor loom which I use most of the time as I can weave 5 metres at a time. Using cotton, linen, bamboo yarns (and blends), as well as being functional, they also add a uniqueness to each design. The selection of yarns is dictated by fabric print or embroidered details, picking out the colours, so the finished strap matches the bag making it unique.