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Follow the Thread Mixed Media Weaving- Terpsichore

The last couple of years have been really intense as I have been working night and day on two new books as well as new tapestries and woven works.

One of the books is now up online available for pre-order (I’ll post links asap) and one of the series of tapestries is now in the gallery (Harcourt House Gallery in Edmonton), awaiting the opening on October 18.

This piece is from my ‘Follow the Thread’ series of mixed media weavings:” Terpsichore- Carmen’s Birds”.

Terpsichore is the muse of the dance.

This piece is definitely influenced by my husband, Jim Findlay‘s commitment to playing flamenco.

I was having trouble resolving the piece, because I knew that she needed something to lift her to completion.

Then, my friend, Carma, who sings and dances with Jim and Susan and Barb in Corazone del Flamenco gave me a beautiful little black necklace with tiny birds, and Voila! Done! The birds were exactly what Terpsichore was needing (demanding!)

She’s at the #HarcourtHouseGallery in Edmonton until November 23.

I’ll post more pics of pieces from ‘Follow the Thread’ soon.

#YEG #YEGflamenco #YEGart #YEGweaving #YEGtapestry

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My Book is Done! Time to teach some Dragonfly Workshops

The last couple of years have been the most intensely hard work as I have worked day and night to complete 2 books.

And, now, Hurrah! they are both done.   Well…. they are in the hands of my publisher and one of them is at the type-setters, which means that I will have a last chance to run my eyes over it soon before it goes to the printer.

The book that I have just finished (ahead of schedule! ) is now in the hands of my editor, which means that she will do hard work on it, and then more editors and other clever and gifted folks will work on it too.  Then, it will be time for revisions and tweaking and all manner of this-ing and that-ing before it hits the shelves.

So, to celebrate the ‘done-ness’ for now-ness of my books, I am going to teach some workshops in my studio in September.

I love dragonflies, so I have opted to teach workshops on weaving dragonflies on little looms that I designed and make.

I’ve been busy as a bee, sewing up pouches for the kits:

and making up dragonflies in interesting yarns and not-yarns (hand spun paper, t-shirt yarn and other upcycled things)

One of my favorite dragonflies is made from silk fabric from a scrap left over when my daughter made her wedding dress years ago- I’ve been waiting for the perfect project for it, and have just torn some strips from the scrap so I could weave a dragonfly with them.   It’s gorgeous!

Silkworms worked so hard to spin the silk for this dragonfly!  Bless their little hearts!

It’s such a delight to be changing gears and re-directing my life away from relentless book writing!

I’ve posted information on Facebook for Edmonton AB folks who want to join me in my studio for some delightful weaving.   facebook.com/NoreenCroneFindlayDesigns

And now that I am re-entering a more normal life, I plan on blogging more frequently.

I’m busting my chops working on new tapestries for an upcoming solo show of my work, so I’ll post pics of them soon, too.

Until then, big hugs all round! 🙂

 

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Wearing my heart on my sleeve- 4 and 6 inch Heart 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:

https://www.dewberryridge.com/products/lil-weaver-heart-loom-6

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Teneriffe Lace Bee- Teneriffe Lace Weave Along

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!

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Teneriffe Lace Weave Along- Teneriffe Lace Flower

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

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Teneriffe Lace Weave Along- How to Add Color to Teneriffe Lace

This episode of the Teneriffe Lace Weave along is all about color.

In this video, I share some ways that allow you to add color to your Teneriffe Lace.

 

All of the links for the complete Teneriffe Lace Weave Along are at:  LINK

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Teneriffe Lace Bunny -Teneriffe Lace Weave Along

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:

LINK

The looms are available from:

The Teneriffe Lace group on ravelry is at:
and the Teneriffe Lace group on facebook is at:

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Teneriffe Lace Weave Along Mermaid

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:

 

 

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Teneriffe Lace Angel -Teneriffe Lace Weave Along

The Teneriffe Lace Weave Along continues with a Teneriffe Lace Angel.

I have always loved paper dolls, and when I was designing this angel and the fairy from the previous 2 posts, I felt like I was making Teneriffe Lace paper dolls!

The Teneriffe Lace Angel can be hung in a window or on a wall or in a plant or a Christmas tree or they can become part of a freeform lace project or stitched to a bag or pillow or curtain or garment….

The sky is the limit…  wherever they take your imagination!

The components that are used to make the Teneriffe Lace Angel are all shown in how to videos in previous installments of the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along: L I N K S

Here’s the how to video:

And, here is the link to purchase the looms that I designed and Dewberry Ridge Looms makes:

LINK

 

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Teneriffe Lace Weave Along Fairy Hair

In my last post, I showed how to make a Teneriffe Lace Fairy.

The video got so long that I decided to make the ‘Hair making’ video separately.

And, so, here’s the video showing how to make the hair for the Teneriffe Lace Fairies 🙂

The links for all the videos in the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along is   L I N K

 

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