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!
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!
I have completely re-done the how-to instructional pdf for the Star Loom that I designed and Dewberry Ridge Looms makes and sells. LINK
You can contact Donna McFarland if you would like the snazzy new pdf.
Or, if you send me a pic of you with your Star Loom as a pm, and your email, I can send you a copy of the pdf.
Why would I want a pic of you and your loom… well… I don’t have anything to do with the making and selling of the looms and I have no access to records about who bought them, so if you show me a pic of it with and you holding it, then I know that it’s a legit request :o)
I’ll delete the photo as soon as I send the pdf- I don’t have room on my computer to save extra pics!
One other thing- the new PDF is expanded, and is 13 pages.
I figured that since it was so big that there wasn’t enough space to re-do the wire star instructions.
Besides, so many people went: Blech to the thought of weaving with wire that I figured that there was no point in spending more days (it took me 2 days and one long evening to make this new pdf) making a pdf for something that people don’t want.
Anyhow, I hope that the new instructions will make everyone happy happy with their Star Looms!
I am so pleased! I’ve been working with Donna and Gary McFarland of Dewberry Ridge Looms to create some absolutely lovely new Heart Looms.
They are 4 inches and 6 inches and have a wider sett than the tiny 2 inch looms.
This means that you can weave thicker yarns, roving, fabric strips, t shirt yarn on them. Lots of eco-friendly options!
And on the 6 inch Heart loom, you can even weave potholder loops, too.
One of the first things that I did with them was to mend my much loved, and very well worn woven jacket by stitching and felting one of the hearts to repair a frayed section on the sleeve.
Here are the links to buy the looms:
Oops! I have been so busy that I totally forgot to make a post here on my blog about the Teneriffe Lace Bookmark.
Yup…. it’s been crazy busy here…. whew….. I’m working on one book, while doing revisions on another, researching the next one, writing and designing the techniques and projects for new looms that I have designed, as well as all kinds of family stuff…. yup…. busy!
I LOVE this Bee 🙂
She’s a combination of Teneriffe Lace and tapestry weaving.
She was woven on the Triangle shaped Teneriffe Lace loom that I designed and Dewberry Ridge Looms makes.
The looms can be ordered from: LINK
Here’s the video:
The links for all the installments in the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along are at: LINK
Happy weaving! Happy Lace Making!
The Teneriffe Lace Flower is very easy to make.
Here’s the video:
Here’s the link to all the installments of the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along: LINK
My wonderful son-in-law suggested that I design and make a Bunny for the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along to celebrate Springtime and Easter. He’s a genius!
Here’s the video showing how to make the Teneriffe Lace Bunny:
The links that show where to go to get the videos for making the Teneriffe Lace circle and dewdrop are at:
The looms are available from:
The Teneriffe Lace group on ravelry is at:
and the Teneriffe Lace group on facebook is at:
I love Mermaids, so of course, I had to design a Mermaid for the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along.
There are several ways to make her- you can use either triangles or dewdrop shapes for her fins and you can do the more tightly shaped lower body on the left or the wider body on the right.
If you don’t like the ‘Fairy Hair’ option, you can use the Dewdrop shape for her hair.
Here’s the video showing how to make the Teneriffe Lace Mermaid: