Inkle weaving for life!

Albuquerque, New Mexico · 2597 Sales


Inkle weaving for life!

Albuquerque, New Mexico 2597 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
Annie MacHale

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Annie MacHale

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Inkling my way through life.........

I am a passionate and prolific inkle weaver.
At the age of 17 I saw my first inkle loom and with the help of a library book and my dad, I built myself one. Now I own 10 inkle looms, some home-made and some made by large manufacturers. Each has it's own purpose. One for wider pieces, one for longer pieces, and one to pack in the suitcase for travel.

Inkle looms produce warp-faced bands, no wider than 6 inches.
Even with such a narrow constraint, I find endless ways to combine colors into patterns, constantly finding new materials, techniques and inspirations.

I enjoy custom orders and special requests. If you can't find what you are looking for, we can work together to create something special combing your vision and my talent.

I also have two other Etsy shops for special markets:
One-of-a-kind guitar straps can be found here:
Straps and sashes for historical costume, Native American regalia, etc can be found here:

Shop members

  • Annie MacHale

    Owner, Creator, Designer

  • Rick MacHale


    Rick has been a fan of Annie's weaving since they first met. He helps out by making the leather tabs for guitar straps and kits. As a retired precision machinist, he is particular about details. His second love is old cars.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 17, 2017
I believe in satisfied customers. Please ask as many questions as you like before ordering. If you purchase something and it just isn't right for any reason, please contact me so that we can exchange it for something that is.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
I do my best to represent color accurately and describe all of the details for you in the listing, but this is not the same as having it in your hands.
So, when you receive it, if your purchase does not make you happy, if it just isn't right for any reason, please contact me. I will gladly make arrangements for you to return or exchange it.
Through Etsy Direct Checkout, I can accept your favorite credit card. I also accept payments with Paypal and money orders.
My shipping charges are based on what it will actually cost me to ship your item, including packaging. I use US Mail, usually First Class.
I do my best to ship within 1-3 business days after receiving your order. I will send you a message with tracking number when I ship it so you won't be left wondering.
I select paper packaging which has recycled content and some of which can be reused by you or recycled. Whenever possible, I also repurpose packaging.