Inkle Weaving: South American Threading

With inkle weaving, the South American threading method is when all of the required pattern threads are in the open position (all in the same shed) on the loom.  If you are using a rigid heddle, the pattern threads are in the holes.

Here are some patterns and examples made by me:

Navajo pattern inkle woven band

Pattern for inkle weaving greek keys

pattern woven inkle band with greek keys

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Here's a video I made to show you how to do the Greek Key pick up pattern with South American Threading on a peg style inkle loom. Doesn't matter the loom, the technique is the same.