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Triangle Loom Shawl woven on every other nail

I made a video tutorial showing how to weave on every other nail on the triangle loom when weaving with bulky yarns.


This creates an open lacy weave that drapes beautifully.

The shawl was woven on the 7 foot Dewberry Ridge Triangle loom,using super bulky yarn made by spinning together cotton threads with knitting machine and lace weight yarns.

The every other nail technique also works fine when 2 or 3 strands of medium or fine yarns are held together as if they are a single strand.
This is a very quick and easy way to weave a soft and drapey shawl.


The shawl in the video is a prayer (compassion) shawl made for a dear friend when she lost her Dad.

She loves the shawl, so I am pleased, because of course, I want her to feel that there is love in every stitch and that she can wrap herself in that love whenever she needs it.

Details: I spun a super bulky yarn by combining  7 strands of very fine crochet cotton and knitting machine boucle yarn- cotton and acrylic, on a bulky head spinner. The wpi is 5 wraps per inch. I plied it so it is 14 strands thick.

Here’s the video:

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How to weave a vest on the Triangle loom- Part 2

In my previous post, LINK, I showed how to set up the loom, warp and start the weaving.

I posted the list of materials and equipment that you need to weave a bias vest on the 7 foot triangle loom.

In this video, I show how to finish the weaving, including:

Tri Loom Vest Title Leno

Here is the second video:

Happy weaving!

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How to weave a vest on the Triangle Loom- Part 1

I love my triangle loom, and enjoy figuring out ways of working with it that stretch it’s creative possibilities.

Tri Loom Vest Title

Tri Loom Vest Title A

It struck me that I should be able to weave a vest on it if I warped  and wove it in an ‘alternative’ way.

And, I was right!

I call it: The Dragonfly Dreams vest.

Bias weave vest by Noreen Crone-Findlay

The vest is embellished with dragonflies and Thumbelina loom flowers, as well as woven hearts.

Because it’s bias weave, it drapes like a dream.

Tri Loom Vest back (c)

I did Leno lace on the back and wove ‘Tuxedo Tails’ at the lower back hem edge.

Patient Zillah, my cardboard mannequin has a bump on her back because of the stand she’s on, so there’s a slightly odd wonkiness showing, but that’s the stand, not the vest.

The back of the collar is open, as that makes the vest drape better.  (The opening is woven in.)

The pockets are woven on the potholder loom, and embellished with dragonflies  and flowers woven on the Thumbelina loom.  I also used a vintage Crazy Daisy flower loom to finish the flowers.

Tri Loom Vest Title sizes

Tri Loom Vest Titles 1a

WHAT IS NEEDED TO WEAVE THE BIAS VEST ON THE 7 FOOT TRIANGLE LOOM:

7 foot triangle loom (mine’s from Dewberry Ridge looms: LINK)

Potholder loom  (also from Dewberry Ridge Looms: LINK )

Thumbelina Loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms: LINK

Dragonfly Loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms: LINK

Heart loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms: LINK

Lucet from my etsy shop: LINK

Yarn:  I used worsted weight yarn, approximately 400 gms

Crochet hook, scissors, ruler, rubber bands, 2 stitch markers, long shoe laces,  shed sticks (I have a selection of narrow wooden shed sticks that I have made from unfinished wood. Unfinished wood is better as it sticks in place better than super slick varnished wood.  The longest one is about 42 inches long -slightly longer than a meter), dowels to use as shed sticks, tapestry needle, 2 clamps to secure the loom to the stand, 1 spring clamp, large binder clip, straight pins.

Very handy, but optional: Clamp on lights, a stool that has wheels on it.

Here is Video #1:

Part 2 is in the next post.

Happy weaving!

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Garden Shawl woven on Triangle loom

For a couple of months now, I have been working on a large project…

Garden Shawl  1 A(c)

I wove a shawl on my 7 foot Triangle loom from Dewberry Ridge looms:

Triangle loom notched neckline shawl (c)

And have been designing and weaving all manner of motifs on the Thumbelina, heart, dragonfly and 2 inch Wiz looms, to stitch to it:

Garden Shawl  1 (c)

I really don’t like gardening anymore, and would much rather be weaving…

Garden Shawl  1 B(c)

So, I have created a garden on a shawl…

Garden Shawl  1 C(c)

To wrap myself in Garden pleasures all year round.

Garden Shawl  1 D (c)

That’s a dragonfly shawl pin that I made.

All the links to the videos to weave all the motifs are here on my blog and on my youtube channel,

so if you would like to weave yourself a fantasy garden, too, you can!

Just click on the Thumbelina category and follow those, or simply click on the back arrow, and you can scroll backwards to find all the tutorials.

Here’s a video slide show of the shawl:

The looms are all built by Dewberry Ridge Looms LINK

 

I am now moving deeply into a commissioned tapestry, so I won’t be here quite as often as I have been in the last few weeks, but I will be back!

Blessings until then!

Happy Weaving!

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Triangle Loom – Weaving on the Bias and Working an Opening at the Neck

This video tutorial shows 2 techniques that I have figured out for weaving on the triangle loom.

Triangle loom notched neckline shawl (c)

The first technique is a way of weaving bias on the tri loom, based on how I weave on potholder looms.

I really like this technique because of all the creative potential it offers.

I’ll be posting more videos about it, showing more of the things that can be done with it.

The second technique shows how to weave a shaped neckline on the triangle loom.

Weaving a notched opening at the neck makes the shawl fit much better, and gives a lovely turned collar.

I am covering this shawl with appliqued motifs that I have woven on my Thumbelina loom to create an homage to Gardens.

I will post a video of the Garden Shawl when it’s done.
NOTE: Sorry about the sound going all muffled at times…. I was wrestling with the camera while weaving, so please just forgive me and don’t bother posting complaints about the bad sound unless you are sending money to buy better equipment. I’ll do better next time.

By the way, I have the loom set up to the 7 foot configuration for this shawl.

The loom and stand are from: https://www.dewberryridge.com/collections/triangle-looms

It’s a joy to weave with!

Happy, happy weaving!

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Prayer Shawl Woven on the Triangle Loom

My dearest friend is going through some health issues, and so I have woven her a prayer shawl.

I wove it on my Dewberry Ridge triangle loom:

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I like to work with the loom pointed up- it feels most stable that way on the easel, and I like having the widest edge being the foundation of the weaving.

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I use a shed stick to do the weaving and then scoop the weft yarn through with a crochet hook.

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I brought in sunflower leaves and large tree leaves, then made rubbings of them on paper with crayon.

I cut them out and pinned them to the triangle:

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Then I used the Tambour technique (see LINK for video tutorial) to work the leaves onto the triangle.

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I wove dragonflies on my Dragonfly Loom (LINK) and stitched them on, as she loves dragonflies.

Dragonflies are such a powerful symbol of renewal that they are perfect on a prayer shawl.

I used the 4 foot configuration, and wove and embellished 2 triangles.

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I did the tambour crochet and appliqueing of the dragonflies while each triangle was still on the loom.

Then, I stitched the 2 triangles together, leaving a few inches open at the back of the neck to form a collar:

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The leaves are handspun wool spun by my daughter-in-love, Alliston Findlay.

I used a combination of weaving threads, including cotton boucle and merino, to create a light and airy shawl that she’ll be able to wrap around her shoulders and have with her on her healing journey.

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Woven with love in every stitch! 🙂  ❤

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How to weave a rectangular scarf on a triangle loom

I have been weaving a lot of scarves, so I am in ‘scarf mind’ mode 🙂

The other day, I was looking at my triangle loom, and thought…. I think that I could weave a rectangular scarf on that!

So, I warped up, and sure enough, I figured out a ticketyboo way of weaving a rectangle on the triangle – YAY!

Here’s the finished scarf, wrapped around one of the ‘scarf heads’ that I built for my maker’s faire booth:

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And, here’s the scarf laid out folded so I could get it all into the pic:

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And, here’s the video showing how I did it… and sorry for the total drop out of my voice when I turn my back to the camera.  Yep, I need a microphone. 

Here’s the link for Dewberry Ridge looms: LINK  Yup… I love their looms 🙂

Happy weaving! 🙂

 

 

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How to weave a shoulder bag on the 14 inch triangle loom

Last week, I posted a video tutorial on how to weave a bag using the 3 foot triangle loom LINK

I’ve also designed a shoulder bag to weave on the 14 inch triangle loom, with a little help from weaving sticks 🙂

This bag is a great way to showcase handspun yarns, art yarns, tarn or other special yarns.

It’s VERY comfortable to wear across your body.

Wearing across like this keeps it closed.

If you don’t wear your bag across, then you’ll want to make a shorter strap, and add a button at the ‘V’.

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The bag is made of 4 triangles woven on the 14 inch Dewberry Ridge triangle loom LINK

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The hypotenuse of the triangles have cords made on the lucet (a spool knitter works just as well) to stabilize the edges.

The sides, base and handle are woven as one continuous piece on 6 weaving sticks.

(For more fab things to do with stick weaving looms, please check out this page on my website: LINK)

There’s a pocket on the front and also on the back of the bag, for business cards, glasses, cellphones, lip gloss, etc.

I made a video tutorial (with the usual assistance of my dogs… palm to forehead) showing how to make this spiffy shoulder bag:

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Correction for the Boho Bag video link

Oops… in the previous post, the link to the video was not working.

Sorry about that!

Here’s the correct link to the video:

Happy weaving!

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How to weave a boho or hobo bag on the triangle loom

My daughter sewed me a couple of gorgeous triangle shaped bags that got me thinking….

‘Hmmmm…. could I weave a triangular shaped bag?’

And, the answer was so obvious that it was a palm to forehead moment!

Duh! Use the triangle loom!

So, I did, and here’s the result:

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The easiest bag ~ever~!!!!

These bags are so comfortable to use- they hug your body!

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I designed it so there are 2 pockets on the outside for glasses, cellphone, business cards, lip gloss etc

I wove mine on the 3 foot configuration of my Dewberry Ridge Triangle loom LINK to their site.

But, you could weave it on the 6 foot configuration, too, if you prefer.

Demonstrating with the full size triangles was too hard to get into the screen of the video camera,

so I used triangles woven on my 14 inch triangle:

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The finished bag is about 24 inches from the tip of the handle to the base point and about 18 inches across:

It’s such a fun and easy bag to make, I know that I am going to be making a whole lot more of them!

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Here’s the video tutorial on how to make them:

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