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Wide Inkle Band by flufdrax Wide Inkle Band by flufdrax
This bit of weaving sat on the loom for a long time as it is the one on the loom in [link] .

It was made to use up some yarn and to be stitched together with the other wide band to (eventually) become a blanket.

Total length is (roughly) 11 feet. Width is 7inches.
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weavedmagic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I`m more than impressed by size of your weavings.
I`m seeing well you`re using shaded thread? I was considering using something like this but it`s unacteprable in reconstructions... but weaved blanket is a nice idea for a gift...
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it. My little loom can make pieces all out of proportion for it's size, when I use all 70 heddle strings and red heart yarn that is. Also, it is a pain to advance when it is that full, takes all my strength and a little bit of ingenuity at first, but it gets easier as more is woven.

Some shaded thread is period, but only the ones where the skein was tied too tight for the dye to evenly coat the threads. A few people I know in the SCA have been weaving for longer than I've been on this earth told me this, and showed me a book (I can't recall the name) where this is mentioned.

As for blankets, the idea came from a story in that same book. Something about a fiddler accepting inkle bands as part of his payment for playing at weddings then stitching them all together to make a blanket.
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weavedmagic Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This kind of shading is natural, indeed. But your was more colorfull ^_^

Nice story. What`s more I`ve seen blankets or something like it that was hanged in the doorway to close it, but I can`t recal period and culture. What I remember it looked like tablet woven stripes sewn together
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm. If two cultures that had warp-faced weaving have sewn them into blankets, then it is probable that more did. I'm going to have to try and hunt down that book, but I'm afraid it's out of print. Time to go used bookshop hunting.
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Zwartice Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional Filmographer
nice job! it looks great =)
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it :)
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Terra-Storm Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Have you ever considered doing a tutorial?
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have, but there are many other tutorials online for simple Inkle like this. (a good one is [link] )
I may, one of these days, put together more of a tutorial for my double heddle inkle weaving (to go along with [link] ).
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Quite the piece, going to make a marvelous blanket I think.
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It'll definitely be thick and warm. Though I need at least three more bands the same size to finish it off.
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