I have been enjoying weaving kitchen cloths on the Pro Size and Mighty Big Mamma potholder looms with old crochet cotton odds and ends that I have bought at Thrift Shops over the years.
The fabric that weaves up from the upcycled crochet cotton is lovely.
I decided to experiment with bias weave for the kitchen cloths (save those precious trees and use cloths instead of paper towels- yay!) and I love how it has turned out.
Here’s a link to the video showing how to weave bias on the Pro size and Mighty Big Mamma potholder looms- it’s really fun to weave, and the cloths are great.
If you’d like me to make a pattern for the woven Albert Einstein please let me know 🙂
Be safe and stay well!
LINKS: Potholder looms from Dewberry Ridge Looms
How to carve a weaving hook from a chopstick
One of the lovely things that people are doing during the pandemic is to hang hearts in the window to cheer up passers by.
This video shows some of the window hearts that I have woven on the 6 inch heart loom that I designed and Dewberry Ridge Looms makes.
The woven window hearts are a great way to use upcycled t-shirt yarn, fabric strips made from torn up worn out household linens or outgrown clothing or bulky yarn or roving or 6 inch potholder loom loops.
I embellished some of the hearts with little dolls that I made from my Rosie Recycle eBook: LINK
The looms are available from LINK
Wishing you all the best- stay well, stay at home if you can, and weave some love into your community!
Mermaids are a beautiful metaphor for staying afloat, no matter how hard the waves may crash upon the rocks.
This video tutorial shows how I took the idea of Yarn Baby (Tassle) dolls and created Mermaids with a little bit of yarn, a whole lot of love and a little bit of head scratching.
Oh, yes, also a few sneezes are included with love from our aged rescued Chihuahua mystery mix dear old dog who seems to respond to the making of video by coming into the studio and sneezing loudly whenever the video camera is turned on. Why? Who knows?
Anyhow, I hope that you will enjoy making Yarn Dolly Mermaids!
Here’s the video tutorial:
Yesterday, I was so touched to receive a lovely package in the mail.
In the package, there were 2 vintage/antique Teneriffe Lace looms (Polka looms) and books and several other treasures.
It’s a lovely gift! Thank you so much Camilla!
In the package there was also a lovely letter thanking me for all my hard work.
Also, there was a question about the lower left hand corner of the weaving on the Potholder Loom. I think that this corner of the weaving may be problematic for people, so I am glad that she asked about it.
So, here’s the video explaining the long loop, and at the end of the video, there is a small glimpse at all the treasures in the package. I am so grateful for this unexpected act of kindness. Wow….
PS: There are also a few of the wooden dolls that I love to carve. I couldn’t resist including them in the video 😀
For many years, I have adopted all the stray balls of crochet cotton that I have found at the thrift shop.
I have happily been using them in many different ways, but now they are coming together to be upcycled into lovely kitchen cloths to use instead of paper towels.
They are a pleasure to weave on potholder looms and are lovely and soft.
While we are all holding the fort at home, let’s create some beauty, and enjoy the sweet pleasure of weaving on simple looms!
Here’s the video I made about this very satisfying form of upcycling.
Today, I figured out how to make a Yarn Baby (Yarn Tassel Doll) that hugs your finger like the Comfort Bears.
We all need a little extra comfort these days, so having a small yarn doll in your pocket to give you a hug when ever you need it is a good idea!
Take good care of yourselves!
Here’s the how to video
I have loved making yarn dolls (aka ‘Yarn Babies’ or ‘Yarn Tassel Dolls’) ever since I was a little girl.
Since we are living in such challenging times these days of the pandemic, it struck me that making a video of how to take some scraps of yarn and turn them into a dear little doll would be a soothing and lovely thing to do.
These little yarn dolls are a simple and fun thing to make with children, or just as a way of calming and centering yourself.
They are a lovely little gift, and a lot of them will fit in a pocket, so they can be given away freely, or mailed, or hung in a tree with a note, perhaps, that says: ‘I wish you well, so I made this for you’.
Here’s the video of how to make Simple Yarn Dollies:
Take good care my friends! Hugs all round. ❤
Here’s another installment in my series of video tutorials on weaving with yarn on the potholder loom, using colorwork techniques. I hope that these videos will bring you some respite from the challenges of the pandemic!
The Houndstooth Check is a timeless classic pattern that can be woven on any size potholder loom.
I’ve figured out a way of warping the potholder loom that makes colorwork with yarn much easier- there are some tricks to it. This video reveals them all 🙂
Houndstooth Check is woven slightly differently on the 18 and 36 peg potholder loom than on the 9 and 27 peg potholder looms.
Here’s the video tutorial:
Happy Weaving- stay well!
Weaving simple stripes on the potholder loom isn’t quite as simple as it seems….
There’s a trick to it, and I have made a video showing how to do it.
This technique will make other color work easier to weave, too…. (more videos to follow…..)
Here’s the ‘how to’ video for simple stripes- Happy Weaving!
I am so delighted to introduce a wonderful, yummy new potholder loom:
The Mighty Big Mamma Potholder Loom 🙂
She’s a 36 nail potholder loom that weaves a 12 inch square.
The Mighty Big Mamma Potholder Loom is in response to people asking for a bigger potholder loom than the pro size (27 nail loom).
I thought long and hard about what would make the Mighty Big Mama a sweetheart of a loom to weave on, and Gary McFarland of Dewberry Ridge looms has put everything that I asked for into the making of her.
There are some tricks to weaving with the Mighty Big Mamma, so I am making a series of videos about her,.
The first video shows how to weave tabby (plain weave) in the ‘4 Square’ pattern with the help of a very pleasing shed stick.
Here’s the first video:
I love this loom!