Celtic Knot Warp Faced Band

This method works for ANY loom, not just an "inkle loom"!

According to Mary Atwater's booklet on Inkle Weaving (found here) this is the "European Method" of warping. It's also called "Baltic Threading". There are 2 background threads alternating and a pattern thread (doubled--but treated as one thread) between the background threads.

When using a rigid heddle frame, just use the shed blocks on your frame as usual.

If the rigid heddle is small and hanging in neutral (as with backstrap or inkle loom), use a shed stick to keep the sheds open. If weaving this with an "inkle loom", again, use a shed stick to keep the sheds open.

When warped correctly (7 of the pattern threads will be in the up position), the pick up patterning begins on the UP SHED.


For inkle loom, O=OPEN position (up shed) and H=HEDDLED position (down shed).

For Rigid Heddle, O=HOLE and H=SLOT.  

For other looms, O=Shed 1 and H=Shed 2.

Celtic Knot Warp Faced Pick Up Chart

Here's my video tutorial showing you how to weave this with a rigid heddle.


Can you post a photo of the finished woven pattern?

Published on March 13th, 2017 - 08:42 AM

Thank you. This was so clear.

Published on May 05th, 2018 - 02:30 AM, from SHERBURNE

Do you have a video showing how to warp the rigid heddle loom for weaving narrow warp faced bands? Thank you

Published on December 27th, 2018 - 06:45 AM, from Indian River
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