Woven Women: 6th Sense One of a Kind Art Dolls

I have been working on  new handwoven one of a kind art dolls.

They are a somewhat different approach to my Woven Women Mixed Media pieces.

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Earlier this summer, I read a wonderful book, called: A Monk in the Beehive.

The author spoke about humanity needing to come to our senses, and to connect with our sixth sense, which is wisdom, intuition, peacefulness and integrity towards the planet.

This moved me deeply, and I have been thinking about it  a lot.

This is how I have woven these thoughts together- in the first 3 of a series of ‘6th Sense’ Woven Women.

Each one is totally one of a kind.

I wove them as contemplations on wisdom, compassion, kindness, peace and peace making, connection, and a longing to care for the planet.

As I created each one, I would hold thoughts of wellness, integrity, and all the other attributes that I mentioned previously.

Weaving is a meditation in motion, and there is love in every stitch.

There is joy  and tenderness in the making of the ‘6th Sense’ art dolls.

 

They are for sale.  Each is $195.00 + shipping.

They are all approximately 17 inches tall and they can either stand and lean on a shelf, or be hung from the woven hanging loop on the back of the head.

Each one has 6 pennies-  six cents- to represent the Sixth Sense, in all it’s manifestations.

I wove each of the 6th Sense Woven Women Art Dolls on many different looms, using a wide variety of techiques.

Here’s a video of ‘6th Sense- Intuition’,    ‘6th Sense- Deep Peace’ and

‘6th Sense- Listening to The Voice of Wisdom’:

Photos:

‘6th Sense- INTUITION’:

One of a kind art doll by Noreen Crone-Findlay www.tottietalkscrafts.com6th-sense-intuition-2-c6th-sense-intuition-3-c6th-sense-intuition-4-c6th-sense-intuition-5-c6th-sense-intuition-6-c

$195.00 + shipping  

‘6th Sense- Deep Peace’

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$195.00 + shipping  

 

‘6th Sense- Listening to The Voice of Wisdom’

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$195.00 + shipping  

 

If you are interested in purchasing a ‘Woven Women- 6th Sense’ One of a Kind Art Doll,

please contact me

 

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How to weave a vest on the Triangle loom- Part 2

In my previous post, LINK, I showed how to set up the loom, warp and start the weaving.

I posted the list of materials and equipment that you need to weave a bias vest on the 7 foot triangle loom.

In this video, I show how to finish the weaving, including:

Tri Loom Vest Title Leno

Here is the second video:

Happy weaving!

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How to weave a vest on the Triangle Loom- Part 1

I love my triangle loom, and enjoy figuring out ways of working with it that stretch it’s creative possibilities.

Tri Loom Vest Title

Tri Loom Vest Title A

It struck me that I should be able to weave a vest on it if I warped  and wove it in an ‘alternative’ way.

And, I was right!

I call it: The Dragonfly Dreams vest.

Bias weave vest by Noreen Crone-Findlay

The vest is embellished with dragonflies and Thumbelina loom flowers, as well as woven hearts.

Because it’s bias weave, it drapes like a dream.

Tri Loom Vest back (c)

I did Leno lace on the back and wove ‘Tuxedo Tails’ at the lower back hem edge.

Patient Zillah, my cardboard mannequin has a bump on her back because of the stand she’s on, so there’s a slightly odd wonkiness showing, but that’s the stand, not the vest.

The back of the collar is open, as that makes the vest drape better.  (The opening is woven in.)

The pockets are woven on the potholder loom, and embellished with dragonflies  and flowers woven on the Thumbelina loom.  I also used a vintage Crazy Daisy flower loom to finish the flowers.

Tri Loom Vest Title sizes

Tri Loom Vest Titles 1a

WHAT IS NEEDED TO WEAVE THE BIAS VEST ON THE 7 FOOT TRIANGLE LOOM:

7 foot triangle loom (mine’s from Dewberry Ridge looms: LINK)

Potholder loom  (also from Dewberry Ridge Looms: LINK )

Thumbelina Loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms: LINK

Dragonfly Loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms: LINK

Heart loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms: LINK

Lucet from my etsy shop: LINK

Yarn:  I used worsted weight yarn, approximately 400 gms

Crochet hook, scissors, ruler, rubber bands, 2 stitch markers, long shoe laces,  shed sticks (I have a selection of narrow wooden shed sticks that I have made from unfinished wood. Unfinished wood is better as it sticks in place better than super slick varnished wood.  The longest one is about 42 inches long -slightly longer than a meter), dowels to use as shed sticks, tapestry needle, 2 clamps to secure the loom to the stand, 1 spring clamp, large binder clip, straight pins.

Very handy, but optional: Clamp on lights, a stool that has wheels on it.

Here is Video #1:

Part 2 is in the next post.

Happy weaving!

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Garden Shawl woven on Triangle loom

For a couple of months now, I have been working on a large project…

Garden Shawl  1 A(c)

I wove a shawl on my 7 foot Triangle loom from Dewberry Ridge looms:

Triangle loom notched neckline shawl (c)

And have been designing and weaving all manner of motifs on the Thumbelina, heart, dragonfly and 2 inch Wiz looms, to stitch to it:

Garden Shawl  1 (c)

I really don’t like gardening anymore, and would much rather be weaving…

Garden Shawl  1 B(c)

So, I have created a garden on a shawl…

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To wrap myself in Garden pleasures all year round.

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That’s a dragonfly shawl pin that I made.

All the links to the videos to weave all the motifs are here on my blog and on my youtube channel,

so if you would like to weave yourself a fantasy garden, too, you can!

Just click on the Thumbelina category and follow those, or simply click on the back arrow, and you can scroll backwards to find all the tutorials.

Here’s a video slide show of the shawl:

The looms are all built by Dewberry Ridge Looms LINK

 

I am now moving deeply into a commissioned tapestry, so I won’t be here quite as often as I have been in the last few weeks, but I will be back!

Blessings until then!

Happy Weaving!

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Thumbelina Loom – How to Weave a Hedgehog

The Hedgehog

Thumbelina Loom Hedgehog 2 (c)

is the last in the series of fanciful beings that I designed to be woven on the Thumbelina loom and appliqued to my Garden Shawl.
 

 

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Thumbelina Loom- How to weave a puppy dog motif

Our little dogs are always ‘commenting’ on life in almost every video tutorial that I make,

Thumbelina Loom Puppy flat 1 (c)

so it makes sense to weave a little puppy dog….

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Thumbelina Loom – How to weave Gnomes

Every garden needs Gnomes in it, right?

Thumbelina Loom Gnomes (c)

These Gnomes are woven using the Thumbelina Loom and the 2 inch Wiz loom from Dewberrry Ridge Looms.

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Thumbelina Loom – How to weave Chubby Fairies

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A pair of Chubby Fairies demanded to be woven for my Garden shawl….

So, of course….

I had to say, “Yes!”

And here’s what I designed:

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Here’s the YouTube video on how to weave them:

 

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Triangle Loom – Weaving on the Bias and Working an Opening at the Neck

This video tutorial shows 2 techniques that I have figured out for weaving on the triangle loom.

Triangle loom notched neckline shawl (c)

The first technique is a way of weaving bias on the tri loom, based on how I weave on potholder looms.

I really like this technique because of all the creative potential it offers.

I’ll be posting more videos about it, showing more of the things that can be done with it.

The second technique shows how to weave a shaped neckline on the triangle loom.

Weaving a notched opening at the neck makes the shawl fit much better, and gives a lovely turned collar.

I am covering this shawl with appliqued motifs that I have woven on my Thumbelina loom to create an homage to Gardens.

I will post a video of the Garden Shawl when it’s done.
NOTE: Sorry about the sound going all muffled at times…. I was wrestling with the camera while weaving, so please just forgive me and don’t bother posting complaints about the bad sound unless you are sending money to buy better equipment. I’ll do better next time.

By the way, I have the loom set up to the 7 foot configuration for this shawl.

The loom and stand are from: https://www.dewberryridge.com/collections/triangle-looms

It’s a joy to weave with!

Happy, happy weaving!

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Thumbelina Loom – How to Weave a Flower Fairy

My Garden Shawl wouldn’t be complete without some Flower Fairies….

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Here’s how I made them:

 

 

The Flower Garden Fairies can be worn as pins, stitched to shawls, (like these ones will be), stitched to hats, pillows, bags, curtains, afghans….. whatever your heart desires!

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