Okay, returning to the Knitting Asylum Clearance goodies…. I have TWO Inkle Looms available. (Ruler and coffee cup placed just for perspective and are not included in either loom kits.)
Inkle Looms are useful for long narrow strips of weaving, such as belts, guitar straps, hat bands. But with judicious weaving, they can also form the sturdy waistband of a subsequently knitted-on skirt! As the weaving progresses, the piece does become slightly shorter. Both models have a mechanism for releasing tension, adjusting the working area, and then restoring tension to the piece to continue weaving. The principles of working on an inkle loom is essentially the same, regardless which model you begin with.
After examining, I see that both models can be partially unscrewed and made more flat for shipping, but shipping will still be expensive as I cannot change the length of the bases. The Ashford is 24 inches long and the Flower Valley is over 30 inches long. So the least expensive way would be to order a bundle of boxes, plus a bag of shipping peanuts or something. I will absolutely tag and identify where the parts go as I take them apart. 🙂
The first is the Ashford model and it comes with some brief instruction pages, some starter cord, and the required shuttles in a small accessory collection. The Ashford model looks like it would offer a much longer bit of weaving, since there are more pegs around which to wind your warp.
This one with it’s cords and accessory bag is $85.00, plus shipping. This one is now claimed.
The other is a Flower Valley model, also with accessories and a full instructional book with loads of ideas. This one with its shuttles and book is $85.00, plus shipping.
If you would like either of these inkle looms, just email me and make sure I know where you are — shipping will be based on weight to your location and these are solid wood so they are heavy.