I love weaving narrow bands – Inkle band weaving is one of my favorite things.
And, since dollmaking is also so dear to my heart, I have designed many dolls to be made with inkle loom weaving.
But…… I haven’t gotten around to actually making the pattern for Inkle dolls -until now!
Tadah! 3 Darling Dolls to make with Inkle bands (or other narrow bands or ribbons) LINK to order pattern
The Inkle baby dolls are really quick and easy to make. They are the smallest of the 3 dolls in the pattern-
perfect to cradle in your hand or carry in a pocket.
If you want to wear her or him on your bag, hat, shawl or collar, just sew a pin on the back.
The Inkle Baby is great for using up short lengths of woven bands
Bebelle is the largest of the 3 dolls- at about 6 inches tall, but still fits beautifully in a pocket, or a dollhouse…
And, I have to admit that the Inkle Dancing Doll is my absolute favourite.
She’s a pin doll that is jointed, so she moves as you move… pin her to your hat, bag, shawl, collar or headband.
She’s about 4 inches tall.
When I was working on the pattern, I was thinking…. Oooh I just have to make more of these…
let me see…. my daughter will love one, and my mother and my sister and oh yes…. ME! I’d like another….
I took careful step by step photos for all the dolls to make the pattern really comprehensive.
I will be posting a whole lot more about Inkle weaving, so stay tuned!