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 website)
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!
UPDATE: Eegads and little fish! Paypal was doubling the price of the book! That has now been fixed, after much techie frenzy and all round weirdness! oh my!!!!