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A Glimpse into the pages of the Potholder Loom Book

Wheee…  it was so exciting to hold the book in my hands!

The Potholder Loom Weaving Book can be ordered worldwide on internet book seller sites as well as from your favorite local bookshop.   Happy Weaving!

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Potholder Loom Weaving book – For the Home

Here is a short video that shows some of the projects designed to be woven for home decor with potholder looms.

The Potholder Loom Weaving Book can be ordered worldwide on internet book seller sites as well as from your favorite local bookshop.   Happy Weaving!

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Questions about Potholder Looms


I was asked a couple of good questions about potholder looms and potholder loom weaving in the last few days.

One question was about how to decide what size of potholder loom is best.

The other question is about  loops?  yarn?  fabric strips?

Here’s the video:

 

The book is available for pre-ordering from all the online booksellers and will be available in bookstores in early 2020. Here’s a link: L I N K

And here are links to order potholder looms:

Harrisville Designs

Dewberry Ridge

Wool Novelty Co

The book is available online for pre-ordering and will be available worldwide in bookstores and online in January 2020.

Happy Weaving!

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Potholder Loom Book- Baskets

I love baskets.   I love weaving them and I love using them.

These soft baskets  hold a lot of stuff, and fit great on shelves and into cube shelving.

When they are  empty, they are easy to store, because they fold flat.  You can fill a soft woven basket with other soft woven baskets until they are needed.

I designed a whole bunch of them for my new Potholder Loom Weaving book.

The baskets are a compendium of a slew of techniques (some of which I figured out for the book) that can also be used in all kinds of other ways- the sky’s the limit on the creative possibilities!

By the way, the baskets work great as market bags or project bags.

 

Here’s the video:

 

 

The Potholder Loom Weaving book is available now online for pre-ordering and will be available in stores and online worldwide in January of 2020.

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Potholder Loom Book- Scarves Shawls Stoles

Here’s another sneak peek into my new Potholder loom book:

Scarves, stoles, shawls…. all to weave on  potholder looms!

For now, the book can be pre-ordered online  and then in January 2020, it will be in bookstores worldwide.

Here’s a little video that shows scarves, stoles and shawls from the book:

Happy Weaving!

 

 

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Potholder Loom Weaving book- preview- Wall Hangings

I was asked by someone yesterday what loom to buy to learn how to weave wall hangings.

What a great question!  Why?  Because I designed lots of wall hangings for my new book: Potholder Loom Weaving

The book is available for pre-ordering from all the online booksellers and will be available in bookstores in early 2020. Here’s a link: L I N K

And here are links to order potholder looms:

Harrisville Designs

Dewberry Ridge

Wool Novelty Co

And, here is a video showing a sneak peek at the Wall Hangings in the book:

 

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My new book on Potholder Loom Weaving

For the last couple of years, I have been working 24/7 on 2 new books as well as a solo show of my mixed media wovenworks.

I am so delighted that both books will be released in 2020 in bookstores worldwide.

My publisher, Stackpole Books/Rowman/Littlefield has made ‘Potholder Loom Weaving’  available online worldwide for pre-ordering.

It will be on bookshelves worldwide in January of 2020.  😀

It’s a BIG book!   It is 264 pages of tons and tons and tons of techniques and projects and I am thrilled to bits with it!

You can pre-order the paperback version of it now from all the online book sellers, and here’s a link to the Book Depository, who ships worldwide for free: LINK

The electronic versions of the book will be available in January- I don’t think it can be pre-ordered for Kindle etc yet.

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Projects in Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks Book- Part 2- Wearables

I was very surprised the other day, when a friend in England sent me a photo of herself, holding ‘Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks’!

I haven’t received my copy yet, so I was amazed to see that it has made it’s way to England before it’s official release date.

It was neat to see what the final version of the front cover looks like.

I still don’t know what the back cover looks like 🙂

So, this video, which I had planned to be a ‘Sneak Peek’ at the book, isn’t really a sneak peek since some people already have it (even if I don’t!)

In this video, I am focusing on the wearables in the book.

The book can be ordered from the Book Depository- I’d never heard of them until my editor told me about them, but I think it’s great that they ship worldwide,  free.  LINK 

Happy weaving!

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Projects in Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks book- Part 1

I’ve just made a video that shows some of the projects in my book, Peg Looms & Weaving Sticks

(release date: Sept. 1, 2017).

I’ll be making more videos, showing more of the projects in the book.

The book is available online from the National Book Depository: LINK and from local bookstores.

Happy Weaving!

(I am seriously Happy, happy dancing!)

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Book Review-Vogue Knitting Stitchionary vol one

This morning, bright and early, much earlier in fact, than I was planning on starting my day, the doorbell rang.

The courier took one look at me and apologized several times for waking me up (there was no faking, the “I’m really awake” thing… nope. No chance of that). He then assured me that it was -20 and truly horrible and I should go back to bed.

I did.

We had been out monstrously late at an annual event that we cherish- dear friends of ours who have the hospitality gene big time, have a gorgeous gathering once a year. It’s their ‘Chocolate Party’. They make fabulous handmade chocolates and then invite their musician friends and spouses to make and enjoy gorgeous music and eat heavenly chocolate.

I ate too much chocolate and enjoyed the bliss of spectacular music and promised myself a late start to Monday morning.

Which didn’t quite happen, but believe me, the package that arrived was worth hauling my post-chocolate weary self out of bed for.

See what I mean? Wouldn’t you jump out of bed, no matter how few hours you’d slept and how much chocolate you’d eaten the (verrrrrry Late) night before?

If you knit, you want this book.

If you don’t knit, you will want to learn.

The VK Stitchionary is better than chocolate, and that is saying a lot.

Although…. I have to warn you that it may interfere with your sleep, as it is a real page turner and ‘Ooooh…. gotta have that, gotta do that….’ is certainly going to be a theme as you browse through it.

Yep. It’s a winner.

And, of course, the usual declaration: Yes, I did receive this book as a review copy and no, I do not profit in any way by telling you that I love love love it.  (To be honest, if I receive a review copy of a book and I ~don’t~ like it, I just won’t review it. I know how hard it is to create a book, so I am not going to say anything that will hurt the other author.  So, when I review a book, you know that I DO indeed like it, or in this case, LOVE it.)

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