Prayer Shawl Woven on the Triangle Loom

My dearest friend is going through some health issues, and so I have woven her a prayer shawl.

I wove it on my Dewberry Ridge triangle loom:

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I like to work with the loom pointed up- it feels most stable that way on the easel, and I like having the widest edge being the foundation of the weaving.

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I use a shed stick to do the weaving and then scoop the weft yarn through with a crochet hook.

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I brought in sunflower leaves and large tree leaves, then made rubbings of them on paper with crayon.

I cut them out and pinned them to the triangle:

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Then I used the Tambour technique (see LINK for video tutorial) to work the leaves onto the triangle.

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I wove dragonflies on my Dragonfly Loom (LINK) and stitched them on, as she loves dragonflies.

Dragonflies are such a powerful symbol of renewal that they are perfect on a prayer shawl.

I used the 4 foot configuration, and wove and embellished 2 triangles.

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I did the tambour crochet and appliqueing of the dragonflies while each triangle was still on the loom.

Then, I stitched the 2 triangles together, leaving a few inches open at the back of the neck to form a collar:

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copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

The leaves are handspun wool spun by my daughter-in-love, Alliston Findlay.

I used a combination of weaving threads, including cotton boucle and merino, to create a light and airy shawl that she’ll be able to wrap around her shoulders and have with her on her healing journey.

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Woven with love in every stitch! šŸ™‚Ā  ā¤



Filed under Dewberry Ridge looms, Loom & looms & small loom weaving, Triangle loom weaving, weaving & handwoven

8 responses to “Prayer Shawl Woven on the Triangle Loom

  1. Belinda

    amazingly lovely.

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  2. minilooms11

    Noreen, this is just beautiful! I love the pattern, leaves and dragon fly!! What a wonderful, thoughtful gift.

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    • Thank you so much šŸ™‚ It was such a delight to set my tri loom up again- while I was focused on writing the peg loom book for almost a whole year (plus our big move back to the city) I didn’t get to weave on the tri loom at all. I love this shawl- it was of course, woven with love, and it really inspired me…. there’s such a lot that I want to do.


  3. SO beautiful! What an act of love this is – it feels as if there is prayer in every single move you made through this incredible process.

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  4. Hi Noreen,
    For a long time I wanted to thank you for your excellent tips and instructions on youtube and your web site, as they helped me so much in weaving, that after less then two years I was able to make winter coat from my own handwoven fabric!

    Best regards and keep on inspiring!

    Sandra (Zexxy’s wife crafts – blog)


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