Inkle Weaving Design Book by Annie MacHale, In Celebration of Plain Weave: Color & Design Inspiration for Inkle Weavers

Inkle Weaving Design Book by Annie MacHale, In Celebration of Plain Weave: Color & Design Inspiration for Inkle Weavers




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A book for inkle weavers and band weavers. Learn what you need to know about color and design for weaving narrow warp-faced bands from one of the contemporary masters! This book is a feast for the eyes, containing many full-page color photos showing hundreds of bands woven by the author. Guaranteed to inspire!

Author, blogger and internationally-recognized inkle weaver, Annie MacHale, draws on her decades of experience to share her design secrets with readers. Annie distills color theory into some basic guidelines specifically for band weavers and demonstrates how to get extraordinary results using plain weave only. The art is in the warping and the possibilities are endless!

This book is an 8 1/2" x 11" spiral bound paperback.
(It is available in electronic form as a PDF here:

It includes:

* Color terminology and color theory basics
* Pattern design basics and advanced tips
* 115 pages
* 105 color illustrations
*200 interactive pattern charts -Open them using the online program "Inkle Loom Pattern Editor"
* Inspirational full-page photos

The book is divided into three sections:
SECTION ONE is a discussion of color theory and band design including Annie's best tips from years of experiments. Get ideas and resources for choosing color combinations.
SECTION TWO illustrates how to create plain weave patterns by breaking it down to the various elements which make up a design. Learn how to to use chains, teeth, stripes, etc. and how to balance them to get pleasing results.
SECTION THREE is a catalog of 200 individual interactive patterns plus tips for turning these into thousands upon thousands more.

Refer to photo #2 in this listing for full Table of Contents. Click on any of the listing photos to enlarge them and see more detail.

To see pattern samples and get a preview of the way they work interactively, please visit Annie's blog here:

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1,021 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Deb Keller Mar 24, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

I was so excited to see this book in my mailbox! The only problem is... my husband was too as we are both weavers. It is wonderful! Beautiful pictures, tons of designs and so much inspiration to make more bands. Thank you for writing it!

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Monica Cataldo Jan 28, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you, Annie, for this amazing resource. I especially liked the section on color inspiration. I tried out the links to your patterns in the online Pattern Editor and played with colors as you suggest in your book. It works fabulously!

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Mary Stambaugh Mar 25, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Squee! The inkle weaving book I’ve always wanted! Lots of lovely patterns. I want to weave them all! And a lovely inscription by the author. Thank you, Annie!

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smallweaver Apr 9, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful book! Well done, spiral binding always a good thing for crafting books. This book goes pretty deep into color theory and design elements specific to warp-faced band weaving. And makes it so understandable. Getting better control over what you want a band to do - sizzle and pop banjo straps or soothing calm yoga staps, it's all about color. Thank you, Annie, for putting this all together in a way that makes sense to a band weaver!

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