Did some finger weaving today

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  1. Jan 6, 2019 #21

    Einsiedler

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    Your welcome Brokennock. Im sure you will find something one YouTube. :)

    For me twining is much easier. Maybe in the future I will post some pics of how I do it. I made a simple jig to hold my work, freeing up my hands. Hey still have all my stuff out in my shop.
    I haven’t twined a bag in over 15 years.
     
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    Thanks, but it only very vaguely makes sense. But, it gives me information to work with to figure it out. When (if?) I have time I'll do an internet and YouTube search.

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    Broken Nock,
    I'm with you and still trying to wrap my head around the process of finger weaving.
    I like this guy's videos :
    As with most things, I have to get my hands and brain involved before it comes close to being clear to me.
    So at some point, like yourself when I have a surplus of patience and time I will give it a go ( with more failure than trial and colorful language at first!!).

    The Sicilian
     
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    just when one thinks he's gotten real smart over the years, these fine
    articles of trade appear and one realizes its still a long road ahead....
    excellent work gentlemen.
     
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    Never seen anything like that, very cool!!!! Thanks Sicilian Longhunter.
    Robin
     
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    I have made these straps for the horns. I find the weaving enjoyable but time consuming taking about an hour a diamond.

    The blue and white hemp strap was woven on a hand loom. That took about 2 hours to make. Most of the time was setting up the tape loom.
     
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    Nice job!

    I haven't got into it that far yet. But maybe someday.

    Jerry
     
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    Robby,
    No worries!
    I use you tube a lot for How-to's.
    Snow walker 13 and Still water woodcraft have some great videos on their channels as well
     
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    Grenadier,
    Do you know where the plans for that kind of loom might be posted/found ? Or Maybe post some pics of yours that would give an inkling as to how to make one?
     
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    Type "Tape Loom Plans" into your browser and hit Search. In Bing, the first page shows some good information.

    The reality is that a couple of sticks or a board with nails at each end can serve as a loom. No real need to build anything fancy.
     
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    Hand,
    Good point and thanks for the proper terms to search under, more times than not that's half the battle
     
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    So I have a question for all you who are way more knowledgeable about such things than I.
    How can you tell the difference between a strap that was done on a Tape loom as opposed to one that was done on an Inkle Loom.

    I have read, and been told that a strap from an Inkle loom is not PC because the Inkle loom was not invented until later in time.

    My untrained Eye sees them as pretty much the same construction with the only difference being what holds the pieces during construction.

    Thank you for sharing!

    I finger wove a couple of sashes Many years ago and had since forgotten how to do it. The video was a great reminder!!
     
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    Did I say something wrong! I’ve never had a question go so long without a response!
    :(
     
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    I too was looking forward to the answer to that question. Maybe repost it as a new thread in the "historically accurate equipment" section under reenacting.
     
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    I have never loomed wove so I don't have an answer for you. I was waiting for someone to chime in also.
     
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    I’m sorry. I know nothing of looms. Heard of them. But do not know their history.
     
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    Mike/MO said:

    Inkle weaving is a style of weaving common to narrow tapes or lace. There are references to inkle weavers in 18th century literature. Reference Smollet author of "The Expedition of Humphry Clinker". A minor character is referred to as an inkle weaver.

    Any pattern that can be done on the modern Inkle Loom can be done on a tape loom. The inkle loom is a technological improvement to the tape loom. Tape looms can make any length of tape while an inkle loom is limited to the length that can be set up over the various arms.

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    TheWeavingWelshman said:

    The different between a tape ,box and a inkle loom is the inkle loom we know of today use's string heddles. Now my floor loom you could call it a inkle loom. It has string heddles and I can weave a strap 12 inches wide and 30 feet plus long strap with it. The tape box and inkle looms weave the same pattern. I also have a Swedish four shaft floor loom and it also use's string heddles. But you would never call it a inkle loom. But I could weave the same weave pattern that a box, tape or inkle loom weave. A inkle , tape,box looms only has one shift that moves up and down. Which only weave a open warp face weave. They have a number of people weaving on these to make tapes and lace as they call it. You would never use a barn loom to weave this tape.
     
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    While that is all good and interesting information, it does not answer the question of whether or not one can tell the difference between a strap done on an inkle loom and one done on a tape loom, by looking at them. And if so how?
     
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    I had made an Inkle loom and then read a lot that it is not PC, so into the wood pile it went.

    SO the loom itself might not be PC, but the product itself, may be indistinguishable from a strap made on a tape loom, is PC?

    But in an effort to be as PC as I possibly can, with what I do, I plan to build a tape loom soon. They look cooler anyways!!
     
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    You shouldn't be able to tell the difference between a strap woven on a tape loom or an inkle loom. One the tape is off the loom, there is no difference in appearance.

    The term inkle is a word used to describe a woven tape. While the inkle loom as we know it is modern, there is little need to get wrapped around the PC/HC axle unless we are weaving in a period setting.
    At a juried event, use a tape loom or a paddle loom.
     
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    Thank you Grenadier! That's what I wanted to know!! Since I no longer have the Inkle Loom I will make a Tape loom.

    And Also get back into Finger weaving, since that is what this post was about! Thanks again for the video!!
     
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