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Hexagon Loom Weaving- Mandala- Tapestry in a circle

I love weaving tapestries on small looms, and the hexagon loom is no exception.

Because of the nature of the hexagon loom, it’s perfect for weaving in a circle, working round and round.

I’ve been weaving tapestry (the warp strands are all covered, only the weft strands show) on the hexagon loom, in a circle.

I call this, ‘Mandala technique’, as you can weave beautiful mandalas this way.

Mandalas are meant to be meditative, and this technique is very contemplative, as well as being a lot of fun.

I’ve made a video tutorial, showing how to weave the mandala technique.

Gamers who make their own hexagon tiles will be able to use this technique to make one of a kind, absolutely gorgeous tiles for their games.

The hexagon in the video was woven on the 4 inch hexagon loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms LINK

Mandala technique works on all sizes of the hexagon looms.

The metallic threads are from Kreinik Threads LINK

Happy weaving!

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Hexagon Loom Weaving- Teneriffe Lace Starburst Motif on the 6 inch hexagon loom

Lace making is one of my favorite things.

Weaving Teneriffe lace on hexagon looms is fun and quite easy.

The finished motifs can be used in all kinds of ways-

The Hexagon Shawl  LINK  

would work beautifully in Teneriffe lace.

I’ve made a  video tutorial that shows how to weave the Starburst motif in Teneriffe Lace on the 6 inch Hexagon loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms.

The motif can also be woven on 4 inch hexagons or any size hexagon loom.

The Starburst motif can also be woven on circular looms, too.

Teneriffe lace can be woven in any color:

The basics of how to warp the hexagon loom for Teneriffe lace and to work the running stitch at the center of the motif are covered in the Teneriffe openwork video

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyRCOtKNPB4

The motifs were woven on Dewberry Ridge looms: LINK

Kreinik metallic threads were used to add sparkle and lustre: LINK

Happy Lace making and happy weaving!

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Hexagon Loom techniques- Flower motifs on the 2 inch hexagon loom

I have made a video tutorial using  the 2 inch hexagon loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms to make 2 kinds of flower motifs.

Also, there are tips about working with metallic threads from Kreinik Threads.

The circular warping technique is shown.

Happy Weaving!

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Peg Loom Weaving Techniques-How to work from a graph and make color joins

There are many ways of working with color on the peg loom.

One is to work intuitively, adding and changing colors whenever, wherever you want to.

Another, is to use a cartoon or template- a technique that I cover in my book: Peg Looms & Weaving Sticks 

If you would like to chart out designs and work from them, I have made a video showing how I worked from this chart:

In the video, I show how to work a locked join when changing colors, as well as simply stacking colors when working the diagonal lines.

Even though  the techniques are shown on a peg loom, they work just the same on weaving sticks.

 

The loom in the video is from Dewberry Ridge Looms.  The yarn is from Harrisville yarns.

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Projects in Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks- Part 3- Baskets


Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks are great for weaving baskets.

Because I had already designed a collection of weaving stick baskets for my etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/111292892/pdf-pattern-for-all-kinds-of-baskets?ref=shop_home_active_4)

I wanted to do something completely different for the book.

I was really happy about figuring out how to weave squares on the peg loom and weaving sticks, so it was natural to weave baskets using squares.

I also thought that it made sense to make round baskets for the book, as well, so I came up with a very simple little round basket that I call the Blessing Bowls.

The size of the baskets is determined by the thickness of yarn, cord, t shirt yarn, string or what ever you decide to use, as well as the thickness of the weaving sticks or peg looms.

Baskets are such a useful thing, and they are so much fun to weave. I hope that you will enjoy weaving them on peg looms and weaving sticks!

The book can be ordered  from your local bookstore, or from any of the usual online sellers or from the National Book Depository, (new to me!).
Here’s the link for it:
https://www.bookdepository.com/Peg-Looms-and-Weaving-Sticks/9780811716123

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Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks -An error on page 29

Oh my word.

My editors and I poured over every word of the manuscript of ‘Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks’, over and over and over, and yet a typo slipped by us!

For the Cowl on Page 29, #2- It should say ‘Weave 30 inches” NOT 36 inches.

Apologies!!!!!

I really hope that this is the only typo to have sneaked past us!

 

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Projects in Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks Book- Part 2- Wearables

I was very surprised the other day, when a friend in England sent me a photo of herself, holding ‘Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks’!

I haven’t received my copy yet, so I was amazed to see that it has made it’s way to England before it’s official release date.

It was neat to see what the final version of the front cover looks like.

I still don’t know what the back cover looks like 🙂

So, this video, which I had planned to be a ‘Sneak Peek’ at the book, isn’t really a sneak peek since some people already have it (even if I don’t!)

In this video, I am focusing on the wearables in the book.

The book can be ordered from the Book Depository- I’d never heard of them until my editor told me about them, but I think it’s great that they ship worldwide,  free.  LINK 

Happy weaving!

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Projects in Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks book- Part 1

I’ve just made a video that shows some of the projects in my book, Peg Looms & Weaving Sticks

(release date: Sept. 1, 2017).

I’ll be making more videos, showing more of the projects in the book.

The book is available online from the National Book Depository: LINK and from local bookstores.

Happy Weaving!

(I am seriously Happy, happy dancing!)

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Yarn Tassel Dolls to make with Weaving Sticks

We have a tradition in our family of making Christmas/Holiday ornaments for our family and friends.

I have been thinking about what I should make for this year.

I always start working on them in the summer so I can get lots of them done.

This year, I wanted to celebrate my Peg Loom and Weaving Stick book being published, so, I designed Tassel dolls to weave with weaving sticks.

I am putting hooks on the back of them so they can be hung on Christmas trees, garlands or wreaths.
The Tassel Dolls can also have pins or loops so they can be worn on the lapel or the zipper of a bag.
I made the Tassel Dolls with weaving sticks from Dewberry Ridge Looms: https://www.dewberryridge.com/products/weaving-sticks

Here is the how to video that shows the step by step instructions for making the Weaving Stick Tassel Dolls:

 

Happy Weaving!  Have fun making Tassel yarn dolls!

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6th Sense One of a Kind Art Dolls

For many months, I have been working really hard on new mixed media fiber art sculptures.

The 6th Sense is intuition/inspiration/imagination.

These one of a kind art dolls are based on dreams, memories, meditations and contemplations and are an invitation to embrace creativity, healing and wholeness.

They are a combination of tapestry weaving, narrow band weaving, lucet cords, tatting, knitting, wood work wire work and leather work.

Here’s a slide show video of my 6th Sense One of a Kind Art dolls.

They are on display at the ‘Art on the Inside’ Gallery at the Glenrose hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, from July 6 to August 16 this summer.

Most of the 6th Sense One of a Kind Art Dolls in the video are for sale, but some of them have already sold and gone to live in their new homes.

 

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