Quoted from the General View of the Agriculture of Renfrewshire
"1732 - Tape manufacture." Glasgow was the first place " in Britain where the Incle loom was established; " Mr Alexander Harvie having, in the year 1732, " at a very great risk of his life, brought over one " of the workmen and a model of a loom from " Haerlem." This branch of manufacture was subsequently introduced into Manchester and other towns in England."
The Inkle loom is obviously older than generally given credit for. The type of fabric created on the Inkle loom dates back into the early Egyptian period. Inkle strips were used in almost every culture through history, as trim strips, belts, and straps. This type of loom and the fabric it creates had a huge revival in the 1960's for guitar straps and clothing trim.
These mini inkle looms are made of furniture grade ply-wood. Do not let the word plywood discourage you from this loom. Plywood is an engineered wood and has been made for thousands of years; the earliest known occurrence of plywood was in ancient Egypt around 3500 BC when wooden articles were made from sawn veneers glued together crosswise.
Interested in one each of the mini inkle and card looms? Please see our inkle/card sets.
Individual looms may be purchased below. We also offer Hardwood Inkle Looms in 6 sizes.
Each piece is hand rubbed with teak oil, this helps to protect the wood and prolong the life of your loom.
We offer 7 sizes of portable Inkle looms, our Mini Inkle Loom, the minis are made from a furniture grade plywood, the mini will do about 5 feet. Hardwood Inkle Looms in 6 sizes. The currant models include: Model 6, Model 9, Model 12 and 12HD, and Model 20 and 20HD. The Model number corresponds to the warped footage per loom, the HD's are our heavy duty model. Our newest addition is a 15 yard floor inkle loom. See our comparison chart here.
The following shipping fees are for U.S. orders only. Out of country shipping fees vary per country please inquire.
|Mini Inkle Looms sell for $34.99 each, U.S. shipping is $10.49|
Mini Inkle Loom Maple Right hand model
Mini Inkle Loom Maple Left hand model
Mini Inkle Loom Oak Right handed model
Mini Inkle Loom Oak Left handed model
Mini Inkle Looms Mix or Match
$59.99 per set of 2 looms,
U.S. shipping is $13.99 see other sets
We do SCA events and Renaissance Faires throughout California and as far out as Pennsylvania, if you see us at one of these events feel free to stop by for help or just to chat about weaving.
All of our wood products are marked with our pinecone brand, so that you know you are receiving a Palmer Looms original. These are not a buy / sell product, each piece is handcrafted with care, by my wife and myself. Our looms are also available in a left handed style.
Shipping is by Priority Mail. Yes we will sell to out of U.S. buyers, out of country buyers please contact us for shipping quote before making your purchase, thank you.
We accept Google Checkout and Pay Pal Checkout, U.S. postal money orders.
Shipments normally go out twice a week, except on special order woods.
If you have a problem with any of our weaving supplies, please contact us, we stand behind our products.
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