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Weaving on an Inkle Loom


with Diane Thomson

Calendar Feb 12, 2021 at 9 am

Friday, February 12, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

Tuition: $65   Materials: $30

An inkle loom is a simple loom that has been around a long time. It is fast to set up and easy to weave on. With this type of loom, you can create beautiful bands, ribbons, and trims. In this class you will learn about the different types of inkle looms, how to set one up and the materials used for weaving. During the morning portion of the class, you will learn the basics and weave a short length of band. After a lunch break, we will spend the afternoon learning to design your own band and weave a longer length. Leave class with a key fob made from your band and ideas of what to do with your bands! Handouts on building a loom and list of references for more about inkle looms is included. 

About the Instructor: Diane Thomson has taught previously at several yarn shops in the Twin Cities and at the Ely Folk School. She also currently offers knitting classes at Sisu Designs Yarn Shop in Ely.

Diane enjoys many of the fiber arts and learned to weave in high school. She rediscovered weaving in 1985 when she purchased her first loom. She spent most of her weaving time on rag rugs until the 90’s when she focused on spinning and knitting. She has taught classes in spinning and intricate Latvian and Norwegian knitting at the Folk School. Diane says, “Since retiring to Ely, I am hoping to spend more time weaving.”


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