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    Loom for DIY Self Tie Garters?

    I'd like to DIY some self-tie garters, and my assumption is that one would need a long, thing loom of sorts to do this. I was hoping maybe I could find something inexpensive that's suitable to the task. Also, what might be the right thread material and kilt colors?

    Sorry, I'm absolutely dumb as a brick, but this seems like a really chill project I could enjoy.

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    Last edited by Bruce Scott; 25th March 18 at 06:51 PM.

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    What you are looking for is called an Inkle Loom.



    There is another style called a band loom.



    They both do the same sort of thing. Produce long strips of woven fabric.



    You can also knit garters. The ones offered by House of Cheviot are knit.

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    Traditional garters, sometimes referred to as Claddich Garters from the place on Loch Awe that is siad to have made them. They were plain weave and would have been made on an Inkle Loom or something similar. This pair is late 18th/early 19th century.

    Claddach Garters 01.jpg

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    Thanks gents!

    Inkle loom, I knew such a thing had to exist, I thought I was going to wind up with a heddle loom for a bit there. Looks like I'll be saving up a bit to get one, but not quite so much as a heddle. You guys, as usual, are wonderful. Thanks for putting up with my ignorance!

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    Don’t know how handy you are but lots of plans online to make it yourself
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Disc...an-Inkle-Loom/
    this is one for example and there’s lots more. I made this from some scrap wood, bought a long dowel and a bit of hardware cost next to nothing.

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    just my preference

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Scott View Post
    Personally I like the knitted variety from House of Cheviot. Most of the garter is hidden under the folded over top of the hose so any special patterning would be lost unless you wore the garter outside the stocking top
    Done with needles, they can be done at anytime and anyplace. watching TV, waiting in a car, even while watching cricket either live or on the radio heh ! heh! and I'm sure once your knitting skills became proficient you could do them as fast as any inkle loom would.......just my opinion though
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    You could also produce a warp-faced weave with a backstrap-type loom... plus-1 for cheap (easy to build yourself) but bigger learning curve since you are part of the structure of the loom, so I'm not sure I'd recommend it.
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    Here are a couple examples for you......

    duffussgarters.JPG

    figuredgarters.JPG

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    very Nice

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke MacGillie View Post
    Here are a couple examples for you......

    duffussgarters.JPG

    figuredgarters.JPG
    These garters are very nice, gorgeous in fact and would look spectacular when worn with more formal attire such as a Prince Charlie, etc.
    They would also make a wonderful project to weave

    I have only worn more formal attire when I attended a wedding and rented my kit, so most of the time I'm in Day wear attire, a Kilt Kut Charcoal tweed Jacket or a lovely Italian wool jacket I had altered.
    With my 2 different jackets, 2 different waist coats, 2 different kilts and 6 different colours of hose , my 3 different colours of House of Cheviot Knitted garters, really do give me a lot of options to mix things up


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