march, 2019

02mar9:30 am4:30 pmInkle Loom Weaving

Event Details

Traditional Arts Today hosts Inkle Loom Weaving on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 9:30 – 4:30 pm ET. This class takes place at 3144 W. 9th Street, Ferdinand, Indiana.

Class Fee

There is a $55 fee advance payment to attend this class. Reserve your spot by emailing [email protected] or by calling (812) 998-2487.

Class Information

Students will learn to warp and weave on an Inkle Loom – also known as a tape loom. Throughout the class, there will be a discussion regarding the origins of and uses of the Inkle loom, which has been used throughout England and Northern Europe for centuries. The modern-day table top Inkle Loom, which will be used for this class, was developed in the past century. The bands created can be used as straps, belts, to embellish garments, and as a bookmark. Students will complete 3 bookmarks made from Perle cotton and woven in a warp-faced method. All class materials will be supplied.

Lunch will be served for an additional $10 or feel free to bring your own.

Presented by Karin Lauderback

Karin has had a love affair with creating items in fiber since her German-born grandmother taught her to knit and crochet as a young child and her mother taught her to sew. About 10 years ago, Karin fulfilled a 30-year-old dream and learned to weave. By joining the Bloomington Spinners & Weavers Guild, she is now connected with a large fiber community in the greater Bloomington area and around the country. Karin focuses on utilitarian weaving, exploring traditional patterns and coupling them with modern-day fibers. Karin states, “I weave for pleasure and love filling my home with and wearing handmade items.”

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