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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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Video tutorial How to weave on the triangle loom

Weaving triangles on the tri loom is great fun, and very easy, too.

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This video tutorial demonstrates on a small Dewberry Ridge Looms triangle loom, but the technique is the same, no matter what size the loom.

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Weaving a triangle isn’t just weaving a triangle- they can be combined to make squares and rectangles, so your design possibilities are completely unlimited!

I used the 14 inch triangle loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms to weave a stole for my daughter:  Link

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And I made a video tutorial on  how I used tambour crochet to decorate the triangles: Link

Of course, you can use a tri loom to weave triangular shawls, too…. LINK

triangle-loom-dragonfly-shawl-copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

triangle-loom-dragonfly-shawl-copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

or blankets: LINK

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or Cowls: LINK

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copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

 

Dewberry Ridge Looms can be ordered from dewberryridge.com/

Happy Weaving!

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