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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 – The Heart LINK
7- Project 2- Teneriffe Lace Mask LINK
8- How to make the Butterfly Body LINK
9- Project 3- The First Butterfly made on the triangular Teneriffe Lace Loom- LINK
10- Project 4- The Second Butterfly LINK
11- Project 5- Teneriffe Lace Fairy  LINK
12- Project 6- Teneriffe Lace Fairy Hair  LINK

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Easy to knit comfort or pocket teddy bears

I love knitting and crocheting comfort/compassion/pocket bears.

Here’s Tottie Tomato with a batch of bears that I just knitted.

By the way, in the video, I explained a little about where ‘Tottie Tomato’ came from.

Back to Comfort or Pocket Bears…….

Over the years, I’ve made thousands of them and given them away.

Here’s my newest version… knitted, and then folded and stitched, and oh so sweet!

The pattern is: Knit 20 stitches for 22 rounds and then follow the instructions in this video:

Happy knitting!  And, may the little bears bring you delight in the making, and joy in the giving!

For more patterns for Comfort bears, please click:

Knitted comfort bears

Crocheted comfort bears

 

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How to make a Heart Ornament with the Incredible Rope Machine from Schacht

One of our Christmas traditions is to make ornaments to give to our family and close friends.

This year, my husband and I are making hearts using the Incredible Rope Machine from Schacht.

It’s the neatest tool… it looks like something Leonardo da Vinci would have invented.

I made a video showing how to make the hearts:

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How to Make a Niddy Noddy from Cardboard to Wind Skeins

My friend, Teresa gave me a bag of gorgeous Alpaca fiber – bliss!

I started spinning it up, but realized that I had misplaced my Niddy Noddy.

So, I thought… I can make one from cardboard.

One thing lead to another, and I soon ended up with 2 charming little characters who do acrobatics to help me wind a skein of yarn.

They are sturdy, work perfectly and are easy to store.

A totally successful upcycle of re-using cardboard. Yay!

Here’s the pattern that I finally settled on… after a LOT of tweaking and twiddling:

Print it full page:

And here’s a video that shows how to use it, as well as the inspiration for Niddy and Noddy’s faces:

Happy Spinning, Happy Weaving, Happy Upcycling!

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How to make buttons from twigs and branches

I love making one of a kind wooden buttons from twigs and branches that I find on the ground.

It’s a great eco-friendly project that is upcycling at its best.

They are a great way of embellishing hand woven, knitted, or crocheted fabric, or to make a sewn garment or accessory even more special.

You don’t have to have a woodworking shop full of power tools to make lovely wooden buttons- a few simple  hand tools are all that are necessary.

Here is the video that I made, showing how to make 3 different kinds of buttons from the same twig.

I hope that you will have a wonderful time making your own unique buttons:

 

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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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How to sew hand wovens together by hand

I have lost count of all the times that people have asked me how to sew hand woven fabrics together by hand.

This little video shows quick and easy ways of stitching together fabric that you have woven, no matter what loom you use:

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