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…

Garden Shawl  1 C(c)

To wrap myself in Garden pleasures all year round.

Garden Shawl  1 D (c)

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

Thumbelina loom Chubby Faerie (c)

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:

Thumbelina loom Chubby Faerie 2 (c)Thumbelina loom Chubby Faerie 3 (c)

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….

Thumbelina Flower Fairy (c) 1. jpg

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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Kitty Cat to weave on the Thumbelina loom

There is a huge ginger cat that ‘owns’ our neighbourhood.

Thumbelina Kitty 1 (c)

It scares the living daylights out of our tiny dogs, and often can be seen sporting a fine ‘mouse-tache’.

Obviously, the neighbourhood mice live in trepidation of Ginger cat, too.

Sometimes, it will come to the window of my studio and watch me weave.

Thumbelina Kitty 2 (c)

Here is my  ‘Ode to the Enormous Ginger Cat’, woven on the Thumbelina loom,

and a how to video, so you can weave one, too.

This is a flat motif, meant to be appliqued to another piece.

To order  a Thumbelina loom, please go to:  (I designed the Thumbelina loom, but don’t build them)

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Thumbelina Loom Bunny

I love the wild rabbits that lope about on our street.

When I saw one the other day, I thought: Oh! Must design a rabbit to weave on the Thumbelina loom to include on the ‘Garden Shawl’.

I was thinking:  Elegant, mid leap, long and lean wild hare.

Well….. that’s not at all what emerged as I worked and re-worked the design.

THIS….

Thumbelina Bunny (c)

is what wanted to ‘come through’ from the Thumbelina loom.

Who am I to argue?

I love them.

They really delight me.

Here’s how to weave my darling little Bunnies:

Thumbelina looms are available from Dewberry Ridge looms.  I designed them, but don’t make them. LINK

Happy Hoppy Weaving!:)

 

 

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Thumbelina Loom woven butterfly

Butterflies are one of my most favorite motifs.

I recently posted how to make Butterflies on Lucets: LINK

And, now, I have designed a butterfly woven on the Thumbelina for a new shawl that I am weaving on my triangle loom.

Thumbelina Butterfly (c)

Here’s how they are made:

 

 

Note: I designed the Thumbelina loom and I design all the projects that I have been showing here, but I don’t make them.  You can order one from: LINK

Happy weaving!

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