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    Different style of garters

    These are hand woven French Canadian style garters used by the "woods runners" in the late 18th, early 19th century.
    I thought they might be of interest to someone looking for a different take on garters/flashes.

    http://jas-townsend.com/hand-woven-garters-p-794.html
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    They look great, I really like them!
    "We are all connected...to each other, biologically; to the earth, chemically; to the universe, atomically...and that makes me smile." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    I used to wear them with my leggins for a bit of color and to help keep 'em sagging down when I was a Mountain Man in the 1830s (re-enactments)and sometimes a matching sash either over or in place of my belt. The belt by the way is now my great kilt belt--3" leather with a round hand-forged iron buckle.
    Slàinte mhath!

    Freep is not a slave to fashion.
    Aut pax, aut bellum.

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    Those are woven on an Iinkle loom. It costs less than $20.00 to make an Inkle loom. Then about another $20.00 for yarn.

    Here is a link to a wiki on Inkle looms.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inkle_weaving
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ashton View Post
    Those are woven on an Iinkle loom. It costs less than $20.00 to make an Inkle loom. Then about another $20.00 for yarn.

    Here is a link to a wiki on Inkle looms.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inkle_weaving
    I've got this urge to make one of those looms and give it a try!
    "Everything is within walking distance if you've got the time"

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    And Ive just discovered I need to pick up a knit Monmouth cap, and a boarding axe, and......
    "Everything is within walking distance if you've got the time"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrainReaper View Post
    I've got this urge to make one of those looms and give it a try!
    Here is an older thread I had started on making garter ties with a couple of home made inkle looms I also made. The larger one on the first page of the thread is really handy for both garter ties in one warping. The smaller one on the second page of the thread is a pattern that is easily found on the net. That loom was my girlfriends, Jennifer, first wood working project.

    Link to thread
    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...ion-1-a-72059/

    This is a pair of ties I gave to someone here on Xmarks because they were two small for me. There are a couple of good pattern books and also a web site with a pattern generator to make up patterns.

    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...er-ties-84977/


    link to pattern generator

    http://www.carolingianrealm.info/PatternGenerator.php


    The possibilities are endless and the weaving is very meditative and fun.
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    Many native tribes used finger weaving, sans inkle loom and I suspect there may be a native influence in the French Canadian versions.
    I'm not sophisticated enough to know if the example in the OP is done on a loom or by hand.

    http://www.nativetech.org/finger/belts.html
    Slàinte mhath!

    Freep is not a slave to fashion.
    Aut pax, aut bellum.

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    Hm. From the picture in the link, that appears to be what I would know as "backstrap weaving."
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    The patterns on the OP are pretty easy to do on an inkle loom.


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