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Teneriffe Lace Weave Along- Teneriffe Lace Mask

Project 2 in the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along is a lace mask:

For the Weave Along, you will need to make:

Please go to LINK for the links to all the instructions to make the triangles, circles and squares in Teneriffe Lace.

Here is the template for the mask:

Here’s how the motifs look when they are laid out on the template:

And, here is the video showing how to make the Teneriffe Lace Mask:

Happy Lace Making! ūüėÄ

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Teneriffe Lace Weave Along – Project One- The Heart

Here’s the first project in the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along-¬† The Heart:

In the video, I’ll show you how to stitch the Teneriffe Lace shapes together to make the Heart.

You’ll also learn how to fill in gaps between shapes.

Here’s the video:

Here’s the link to the post that has all the videos in the Weave Along:¬† LINK

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Teneriffe Lace Techniques- Basic Circle

The Circle is one of the foundation shapes for the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along.

Here’s the video showing how to make the Circle in Teneriffe Lace:

To find all the links for the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along, please go to LINK

To purchase the Teneriffe Lace looms, please go to LINK

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Teneriffe Lace- Basic Dewdrop Motif

The Dewdrop motif is one of the foundation  shapes in the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along.

Here’s the video showing how to weave it:

And here’s the link to the list of all the links for the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along LINK

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Teneriffe Lace- Basic Square Motif

There are 4 ‘Foundation’ shapes (and a bunch of supplemental shapes) for the Teneriffe Lace projects that I have designed to be made using¬† 2 tiny looms that are available from Dewberry Ridge Looms.¬† (see the link below for info to order the looms)

Today’s installment in the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along is ‘How to Weave the Basic Square Teneriffe Lace Motif’:

 

For the complete list of posts in the Weave Along, please click on the link below…. note that it is constantly being updated.

https://tottietalkscrafts.com/2019/02/03/teneriffe-lace-weave-along-links/

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Teneriffe Lace- Pin Cushion How To

To make Teneriffe Lace, you need to have a flat, sturdy pin cushion that the loom sits on.

Here’s the list of equipment and materials that you’ll need to make your Teneriffe Lace Pin Cushion:

1- Corrugated cardboard

2- Sharp craft knife (do NOT use dull knives and always cut away from yourself)

3- A cutting board

4-Scissors

5- Fabric and felt to cover the pin cushion and to make the base

6- Needle and Thread

7- Thimble

Instructions:

1- Cut 8 circles of cardboard that are 4 inches/10 cm in diameter for the larger pincushion for your square loom.

2- The triangle loom works fine on a 3 1/2 inch/8.75 cm diameter pin cushion.  Cut 8 circles of corrugated cardboard for this pin cushion.  Note- in the video, I only cut 6 for the smaller pin cushion, which is okay, but 8 circles are better.

Now, the video shows how to put it all together:

This is the start of the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along – please click on the subscribe button on YouTube, and tap the little bell icon to receive notification when I post the videos.

And, of course, if you subscribe to this blog, you’ll receive notification of the new installments.

Happy Lace Making!¬† ‚̧

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Teneriffe Lace Weave Along Links

I absolutely love making Teneriffe Lace, and have designed a set of lovely little looms and a whole bunch of delightful projects to make with them.
I am making a series of ‘how to’ videos that show how to make all the shapes, and then how to use them to create lovely projects.
I’ll place the links to the blog posts that have the how to videos and diagrams on this post to make it easy for people to click on the one that they are looking for.
I designed the looms, but don’t have the time (I am working on another new book as well as a solo show of my new Woven Women- wow… busy!) or the equipment to be able to make the looms, so I have asked Donna and Gary McFarland of Dewberry Ridge Looms if they would make the looms.
Hurrah! They said yes!
To order the looms, please go to:
And, if you would like to participate in a group where you can join in the  Teneriffe Lace Weave Alongs in an interactive way, then you are welcome to join either or both of these groups.
HOW TO VIDEO LINKS:
1- How to make the Pin Cushion base for the Teneriffe Lace looms –¬†¬†LINK
2- How to make the Square Motif – LINK
3- How to make the Circle Motif –¬† LINK
4- How to make the Dewdrop Motif –¬† LINK
5- How to make the Triangle Motif-  LINK
6-  Project #1 РThe Heart LINK
7- Project 2- Teneriffe Lace Mask LINK

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Handspun Alpaca for ANOTHER new book

HURRAH!  In 2020, my publisher (Stackpole books) will be releasing not just one new book from me (I was hard at work for almost all of 2018 on it), but-

WHEEE-   while I was working sooooooooo hard on the book that will be released in January of 2020, I was also busting my chops on laying the foundation for the NEXT book that I am writing.

And, the good news is that they will be publishing the NEXT book  in the fall of 2020, so most of 2019 will have me hard at work on it.

In fact, I am happily working on it now.

Last summer, my friends, Teresa and Darren Griffith gave me a huge bag of fluffy, fabulous fuzz from 4 of their gorgeous alpacas.

I don’t have a drum carder, so I hand carded and carded and carded it all and spun and spun and spun….

this basket of yummy yarn….

It may not look like much, but there is over a kilogram of yarn in that basket!

I thought that Teresa was brilliant to staple a lock of fleece from each of the alpacas to a card, so I would remember the name of each of the sweet alpacas who donated their loveliness!

And, now, I am joyfully weaving the alpaca yarn and will be including it in the NEXT book.

Hurrah!

and a thousand thanks to Teresa and Darren for their amazing generosity! ‚̧ and blessings to them both

 

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Butterfly Woman Spreads Her Wings Tapestry

In 2012, I wove a tapestry that was quietly part of a series of tapestries that I have been working on for many years:

In the last few weeks, she has let me know that she wanted to really spread her wings….

So, I wove her a face on my hexagon loom from Dewberry Ridge looms: LINK

I built a little loom to weave hands for her, and stitched on butterflies that I had designed and crocheted many years ago.

I used really thick wire to make and armature for one of the larger butterflies.

And, then, she had wings!

I am so pleased with her, and she is very pleased with me, too!

She’s about 39 inches/100 cm¬† tall and her wingspan is about 22 inches (55 cm).

Here’s a little video that I made about her:

My book, Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks LINK shows you how to weave tapestries on the peg loom.

If you’d like to know how to weave tapestries on the hexagon loom, here’s a how to video:

 

After a very long, very cold and very snowy and icy winter, I do believe that Spring and Butterflies on their way!

 

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Fabula Figure Tapestries

Last year, I wove a series of tapestries that I call, ‘The Fabula Figures’.

Fabula means ‘story’ in Latin… and each of the Fabula Figures is about the power of story.

The one in the photo below is called ‘Fabula Figure: The Storyteller’ and is about 44 inches tall.

She’s one of the later figures in the series.

I had woven a few prototypes for the series before January of 2017, but I really committed to the series on January 1 of 2017, and I haven’t stopped weaving them.

10 of the Fabula Figure tapestries are part of the ‘Faconner’ show that I wrote about in the previous blog post.

Here’s a little video of the Fabula Figures that I wove from January 1 – September 30, 2017:

 

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