I was headed out to SCA practice today, and realized I didn't have a good project to take along with me. So I grabbed the inkle loom and some cotton crochet thread, and spent the afternoon chatting and warping up the loom. I decided that some simple bookmarks in Christmas colors might be fun for the day.
Handsome, aren't they? I encourage you to make your own! Here's the warping pattern I used:
G G G W W G G G W W R R R R R R R R R W W G G G W W G G G
G G G W W G G G W W W W W R R W W W W W G G G W W G G G
Read from left to right, starting with the top 'G' and alternating between the top and the bottom rows. The top line are the yarns that are threaded above the first post, and the bottom line are the yarns that are threaded below the first post. Make each bookmark about 7" long. Cut a couple of lengths of cardboard to weave in between bookmarks, like you see in the picture. That leaves room for fringe on each end.
Have fun with them. These would make great stocking stuffers, or little gifts for co-workers.
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