I am just so happy, as I have been working really hard for the last 9 months on a book that has taken years to create. AND, today, I released it!
It’s: The Lily Speed-O-Weave Loom Book: Fab New How To’s, Designs & Projects For a Vintage Classic Loom (click on the title for the link to my etsy shop)
It’s full of how to techniques, including nifty things that I figured out, like how to weave half hexagons and triangles on the hexagon loom, so you can make awesome stuff. (like baskets and coats and vests and bags and and and)
One of my fave inspiration pieces in the book is a Freeform stole that I made using hexagons from the Lily Speed-O-Weave loom, as well as crocheted motifs (lots of fairies, flowers, hearts and butterflies), spool knitting, inkle band weaving, potholder loom motifs, and tatting, all connected by crocheted chain stitches.
I wanted to inspire people to think outside the box when they are playing with small loom weaving, and to feel brave about combining it with crochet, tatting, spool knitting and, of course, their Lily Speed-O-Weave loom motifs.
I couldn’t resist putting in the pic of our greyhound. As soon as I laid the stole down to take pics, he was on it.
He was sure it was for him!
This stole drapes beautifully and is wonderfully comfortable to wear. Hope it inspires you to play with your yarn in new ways!
15 responses to “Fanciful freeform stole with Lily Speed-O-Weave motifs, crochet, spool knitting & inkle bands”
I was wondering who that handsome devil was in the photo – what’s his name? And the shawl he’s cuddling up to is remarkable!
That’s our darling, whom we adopted from the Canadian Greyhound rescue. He’s the dearest old boy. He’s got a lot of health issues, but even so, he’s such a love and sooooooooooo good natured!
He does have his own blanket, pillow and coat, of course, so he doesn’t get to keep the freeform stole…
Thanks so much for letting me know about the problem with paypal… hopefully it’s fixed now… it was making me completely frantic, as it kept doing 56 ways of weirdness! YIKES!!!!!
Congratulations on the release of your new book!!!! That’s wonderful news!! Always look forward to your wonderful fiber works with much delight!! The shawl is just gorgeous!!! Congrats again, and all the best for your future works!! …. cheers, Maz
Thank you so much, Maz! I really appreciate your kind comment 😀
I have been hard at work on a ton of new things, and am finally getting ready to release a whole lot of new things really soon! Wheee!
Gorgeous shawl! You always inspire, Noreen
Thank you so much! I am so pleased that you like it! 🙂
Noreenie! I love the shawl. I must have it immediately or I will keel over and die. I’m going to win the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes any day and then I know I can afford what it’s worth! TEN MILLION DOLLARS!!!! 🙂 And, uhm, if I buy the shawl can I have the greyhound too?
Maitri, who is blown away by this gorgeous shawl!
LOL Yes! of course you can have the shawl, and no, you can’t have our puppy! LOL 😀
Oh Goodie! 🙂 I’ll call you the MINUTE I hear from The Publisher’s Clearinghouse!!! And shucks, I guess your puppy will have to stay with you. Ha ha ha. I’m not sure what the 4 puggeries would think of such a giant dog!
Truly, that shawl is just about the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen! Bravo!
LOL- I’ll be waiting for your call! Now, we just have to convince The Publisher’s Clearinghouse to kindly smile upon you! 😀
And, I suspect that the pugs are happily ensconced in Pugland, and couldn’t fathom a greyhound gallivanting through!
I am so pleased that you love the shawl…. best part is, that it is really comfortable and fun to wear!
Beautiful work, I love all the textures!
Thank you so much, Susan! I love all the colors, too- I tend to favor the jewel tone palette, and so they come together nicely 😀 And I love all the textures, too. 😀
I should post photos of the ecru silk freeform capelet that I featured in the book, too…. I often work in a monochrome palette when I do freeform, to show off the beauty of shape and texture.
Note to self… new blog post LOL that, and more hours in the day, please…
Love this! It’s beautiful! I have some plastic flower looms that were my son’s girlfriend’s grandma’s, and I should play with them. You are such an inspiration, Noreen!
Thanks so much – I am so glad that you like it! Definitely get out the flower looms- they’re sooooooo much fun! I’d love to see what you come up with- I know that it will be glorious! 😀
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