inkle weaving sett for 3/2 cotton

Hi folks,

Is there anyone still on this group? I'm new to inkle weaving.  I just made my first loom from interweaves free ebook.  The patterns they have all call for 10/2 cotton.  I have 3/2.  How will I know how many threads to put on the loom for a 1 1/2"  sample?




Posted on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:13

Since inkle weaving is warp faced, what I would do is take a ruler and wrap the 3/2 around it to find out how many wraps per inch.  Then double whatever that number is.  Put on the shortest warp you can on your inkle loom and weave a sample and see how close to 1 1/2 inches wide you can get.  With inkle weaving, you can fudge the width a bit by how tightly you pull your weft in.  However, if you just weave so it feels right, and then count the actually number of warps in 1 1/2 inches, then you'll know exactly the number of warp ends you'll need for your full sized warp.

Posted on Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:30

I have been contacted to make several yards of 100% linen tape 1.5 inches wide. The customer wants it to be coarse rather than fine so I thought to use sport wieght linen yarn on my inkle loom. I've done 1.5 to 3 inch wide tape using perle cotton, does the idea of using sport weight seem like a good one? I tried to do a project with worsted wool and it went terribly wrong <g>.