I love my triangle loom, and enjoy figuring out ways of working with it that stretch it’s creative possibilities.
It struck me that I should be able to weave a vest on it if I warped and wove it in an ‘alternative’ way.
And, I was right!
I call it: The Dragonfly Dreams vest.
The vest is embellished with dragonflies and Thumbelina loom flowers, as well as woven hearts.
Because it’s bias weave, it drapes like a dream.
I did Leno lace on the back and wove ‘Tuxedo Tails’ at the lower back hem edge.
Patient Zillah, my cardboard mannequin has a bump on her back because of the stand she’s on, so there’s a slightly odd wonkiness showing, but that’s the stand, not the vest.
The back of the collar is open, as that makes the vest drape better. (The opening is woven in.)
The pockets are woven on the potholder loom, and embellished with dragonflies and flowers woven on the Thumbelina loom. I also used a vintage Crazy Daisy flower loom to finish the flowers.
WHAT IS NEEDED TO WEAVE THE BIAS VEST ON THE 7 FOOT TRIANGLE LOOM:
7 foot triangle loom (mine’s from Dewberry Ridge looms: LINK)
Potholder loom (also from Dewberry Ridge Looms: LINK )
Thumbelina Loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms: LINK
Dragonfly Loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms: LINK
Heart loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms: LINK
Lucet from my etsy shop: LINK
Yarn: I used worsted weight yarn, approximately 400 gms
Crochet hook, scissors, ruler, rubber bands, 2 stitch markers, long shoe laces, shed sticks (I have a selection of narrow wooden shed sticks that I have made from unfinished wood. Unfinished wood is better as it sticks in place better than super slick varnished wood. The longest one is about 42 inches long -slightly longer than a meter), dowels to use as shed sticks, tapestry needle, 2 clamps to secure the loom to the stand, 1 spring clamp, large binder clip, straight pins.
Very handy, but optional: Clamp on lights, a stool that has wheels on it.
Here is Video #1:
Part 2 is in the next post.