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)

Thumbelina Li'l Weaver

 

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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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Thumbelina Loom- How to weave a clasped warp to weave a Ladybug

Thumbelina Ladybug (c)

In a previous post, LINK, I showed how to weave a clasped weft to make 2 color patterns on the Thumbelina loom.

Another way of getting 2 distinct colors into a piece of weaving is to clasp the warp.

To have the head of the Lady bug all black, I wanted black warp strands.

I wanted her body all red, so I needed to have red warp….

And, the only way to do that is to use the clasped warp technique.

Here’s the video, showing how to achieve this useful technique:

Happy weaving!

The Thumbelina loom can be purchased from Dewberry Ridge looms- I designed it, but I don’t build them. 

LINK

 

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How to weave flowers on the Thumbelina Loom

Thumbelina Flower Daisy

I am weaving flowers for the ‘Summer Garden Shawl’.

When I designed how to projects for the Thumbelina loom to get people started weaving with her, I included a flower.

Here are a few more and… here is the video:

 

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How to weave a Bumble Bee on the Thumbelina loom

I am weaving  a shawl on my 7 ft triangle loom that is an homage to summer.

I’m embellishing it with all kinds of motifs that I have woven on my Thumbelina loom.

Thumbelina Bumblebee 1 (c)

The body of the bumble bee is woven with the clasped weft technique.

I’ve made a video showing how I did it, but thought that some still photos might be helpful, too:

Here, the Thumbelina is warped with crochet cotton:

Thumbelina Bumblebee 3 (c)

In this photo, I have woven the body – and have started pulling in on the weaving to shape it.

The outside warp strands have been moved to the adjacent nails.

Thumbelina Bumblebee 4 (c)

Her abdomen is woven:

Thumbelina Bumblebee 5 (c)

The lower part of the head is woven, ready to complete the head.

Thumbelina Bumblebee 6 (c)

Each wing is woven in two petal shaped parts and stitched to the body.

Happy weaving!

Note: if you want to make a stuffed Bumble Bee, then weave a second body section and stitch them together and stuff them before adding the wings and eyes.

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Woven Woman mixed media tapestry: Essence

For the last few months, I have been working on a very large mixed media tapestry in my series of ‘Woven Women’.

This one is called: ‘Essence’.

Woven Woman (Essence) by Noreen Crone-Findlay (c)

Woven Woman (Essence) by Noreen Crone-Findlay (c)

She’s over 6 feet tall, and has about 2 feet of warp strands hanging below the lower edge, so she’s about 8 feet tall in total.

I used many different looms to weave her…. beginning with my ‘Story Loom’ (designed by Susan Barret Merrill of

Weaving a Life LINK)

"Essence" on the Story Loom (c) Noreen Crone-Findlay

“Essence” on the Story Loom (c) Noreen Crone-Findlay

I also used:  A rigid heddle loom, a narrow band weaving loom,  peg loom, weaving sticks, Star Loom, tatting and wire work.

I posted links to 3 videos that I made about various looms and techniques I used in weaving ‘Woven Woman: Essence” here: LINK

And, made a video so you can see her a little more clearly:

Happy Weaving, and here’s to Essence, however it reveals itself (or in this case: Herself).

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Weaving the Flower of Life Pattern on a Hexagon Loom

I’ve just finished weaving a new Woven Woman mixed media tapestry.  LINK

Woven Woman (Essence) by Noreen Crone-Findlay (c)

Woven Woman (Essence) by Noreen Crone-Findlay (c)

I’ve made 3 video tutorials to show how I wove various aspects of her:

Peg Loom Circle with outside band (c)

How I wove the ‘Galaxy’ circle at her heart: LINK  using the Peg Loom

weaving with wire on weaving sticks

weaving with wire on weaving sticks

How I wove the narrow copper band around her face, using Weaving Sticks: LINK

And, the third video shows how I used a Lily Speed o Weave loom to weave a hexagon, using the ‘Flower of Life’ pattern, with spool knitted cord.

I spent several days shooting a video, showing how to weave the Flower of Life with wire, but the wire just doesn’t show up in the video.  Sigh.

So back to the drawing board, and several more days, but this time, using spool knitted cord, because it shows up well in the video.

Flower of Life pattern woven on the hexagon loom by Noreen Crone-Findlay

Flower of Life pattern woven on the hexagon loom by Noreen Crone-Findlay

You can use all kinds of things to weave this pattern that is a celebration of geometry- Lucet cords, wire, thread, yarn, art yarn, roving (use thread or embroidery floss or yarn to tie the intersections), t shirt yarn, fabric strips…. no limits!

 

 

By the way:  In my etsy shop, there’s a great eBook:

LINK

(Lily Speed o Weave patterns and designs)

Another YouTube video for a different  Lily Speed o Weave tutorial :

Happy weaving!

 

 

 

 

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