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.
In my previous post, I showed how to weave 2 Step Fine Sett Weaving on the potholder loom working plain weave.
This video shows how to weave Twills on the Potholder Loom, using the 2 Step Fine Sett Technique for Twills.
So many possibilities!!! Woohoo!
I love to expand the creative possibilities of small loom weaving, and so one way that I have done that is to develop a technique that I call the ‘2 Step Fine Sett Weaving Technique’.
Here’s a video on how to do plain weave (aka ‘Tabby” weave) on the potholder loom:
This technique is just sooooooooooo good….
Weaving with yarn on the potholder loom gives so many options for creative colorwork.
This video tutorial shows how to use just 2 colors of yarn to weave all kinds of checks and ‘plaid-ishes’ (yes I made that word up LOL) and how to stitch the squares together.
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!
Mermaids are a beautiful metaphor for staying afloat, no matter how hard the waves may crash upon the rocks.
This video tutorial shows how I took the idea of Yarn Baby (Tassle) dolls and created Mermaids with a little bit of yarn, a whole lot of love and a little bit of head scratching.
Oh, yes, also a few sneezes are included with love from our aged rescued Chihuahua mystery mix dear old dog who seems to respond to the making of video by coming into the studio and sneezing loudly whenever the video camera is turned on. Why? Who knows?
Anyhow, I hope that you will enjoy making Yarn Dolly Mermaids!
Here’s the video tutorial:
Yesterday, I was so touched to receive a lovely package in the mail.
In the package, there were 2 vintage/antique Teneriffe Lace looms (Polka looms) and books and several other treasures.
It’s a lovely gift! Thank you so much Camilla!
In the package there was also a lovely letter thanking me for all my hard work.
Also, there was a question about the lower left hand corner of the weaving on the Potholder Loom. I think that this corner of the weaving may be problematic for people, so I am glad that she asked about it.
So, here’s the video explaining the long loop, and at the end of the video, there is a small glimpse at all the treasures in the package. I am so grateful for this unexpected act of kindness. Wow….
PS: There are also a few of the wooden dolls that I love to carve. I couldn’t resist including them in the video 😀
For many years, I have adopted all the stray balls of crochet cotton that I have found at the thrift shop.
I have happily been using them in many different ways, but now they are coming together to be upcycled into lovely kitchen cloths to use instead of paper towels.
They are a pleasure to weave on potholder looms and are lovely and soft.
While we are all holding the fort at home, let’s create some beauty, and enjoy the sweet pleasure of weaving on simple looms!
Here’s the video I made about this very satisfying form of upcycling.
Today, I figured out how to make a Yarn Baby (Yarn Tassel Doll) that hugs your finger like the Comfort Bears.
We all need a little extra comfort these days, so having a small yarn doll in your pocket to give you a hug when ever you need it is a good idea!
Take good care of yourselves!
Here’s the how to video