Monthly Archives: January 2013

An easier way to weave hearts on the little heart loom

The other evening, I figured out a much easier way to weave hearts on the little heart loom that I designed, and Gary McFarland of Dewberry Ridge Looms makes.

A new & better way to weave a heart on the Dewberry Ridge Heart Loom by Noreen Crone-Findlay (c)

Here’s the new video, showing how to weave hearts this easy peasy way:

And, if you click ‘Heart Loom’ in the categories, you’ll find lots of links for yummy things to  make with the heart looms 🙂

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

To order a heart loom,  click this link to Dewberry Ridge Looms: Heart Looms

You can weave a Valentine!

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Woven Women- Child in the Shadows

I’ve decided that once a week, I am going  to post a photo of one of the pieces from my solo show of tapestries and woven works, ‘Woven Women’.

This week, it’s : ‘Child in the Shadows’.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

I love working with images of shadows.

I wove this little tapestry using Soumak stitch.

It’s 8 1/2 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches tall.

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Woven Women- Out of the Mist

My mother passed away recently, and one of the ways that I have been processing my grief is to take it to my looms and weave about it.

Because I am deeply focused on weaving tapestries and woven pieces for my solo show, ‘Woven Women’, it was natural that this weaving would take the form of a Woven Woman.

My mother suffered from a form of dementia,  I have been feeling is how sweet it is for her to be released from that dreadful fog of confusion……..

And, so, I have woven a piece on my Saori loom with supplemental embellishment with my stick weaving loom,  that I call:

“Out of the Mist”.  She’s approximately 30 inches tall by about 10 inches wide at the widest point:

'Out of the Mist' by Noreen Crone-Findlay (c)

‘Out of the Mist’ by Noreen Crone-Findlay (c)

One of my close friends gave me a seashell instead of a card, and it felt natural to have it become part of this piece.

I made a Kumihimo cord and tied a Celtic everlasting knot, which is stitched to her forehead, but barely visible under her cowl.

Weaving this tribute brought me great peace and comfort, and I think that my Mom would like it a lot.

Yes, I think that she does…

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