|Project by Scott R. Turner||posted 09-03-2009 02:00 AM||5753 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
“What’s the price of an inkle?” “One penny.”—Love’s Labours Lost, Shakespeare
These are photos of an Inkle loom I made my wife for our anniversary this summer. Inkle looms have traditionally been used to weave long, narrow straps, such as belts, pack straps, etc. There are no moving parts other than the shuttle.
The body of the loom is maple; the joinery and posts are walnut. The tensioner features a hand-carved maple handle. It is finished with linseed oil.
The design was inspired by Robert Karl