I am working on a series of circular tapestries that are contemplations on the nature of healing, imagination, dreams, stories and the power of community.
These two tapestries: ‘Each Flower Has a Memory’
and ‘Mermaid Circle of Imagination and Hope’
were woven on many different looms, including peg looms, weaving sticks and a variety of pin looms.
There’s also quite a lot of tatting included because of the soothing nature of lace making.
The tapestries are each 28 inches in diameter (70 cm).
Here’s a little video that shows the new tapestries:
Filed under lace making, Loom & looms & small loom weaving, mermaid, Mollie Whuppie and Vasilisa looms, Peg and Stick Loom weaving, peg looms and weaving sticks, pin loom, tapestry, Three Sisters Looms, Thumbelina Loom, Woven Women tapestries and woven works
I made this video and some others before all the grieving and conversation about needing to completely re-create the world as we have known it.
It felt to me that it was important to just be quiet and listen and learn and contemplate and donate and try and figure out how to move forward, so I didn’t post any videos for awhile.
I am convinced that it is essential to keep creating beauty, and so I am offering my videos again.
This one is about a process that delighted me- I figured out a way of making woven leaves and petals so I could make lovely woven flowers for some tapestries that I have been working on.
I hope that my work can be a source of inspiration and spark imagination as we all come together to build a world based on love, compassion and kindness.
I designed this tiny snowman to weave on a 2 inch (or whatever size pin loom you want to use).
Here is a video for the step by step instructions.
Please go to https://youtu.be/F2c0yxkt1Os to see how to weave a bias Triangle on a square pin loom.
If you want to weave this on a Weave It style loom, then go to
https://youtu.be/m-1yK4GYUj4 for instructions on how to weave a triangle on a Weave It style loom.
Being able to weave a triangle on a square pin loom is very useful.
Here’s a video on how to do it:
Woven brooches are a quick and easy eco friendly gift to weave on a pin loom – any 2 or 3 inch pin loom will work fine.
The bases of the brooches are made using bottle caps or shapes cut from plastic jugs or other bits and pieces pulled from the recycling bin.
Here’s the video showing how to make them: