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A Dragon tapestry for my husband

My husband really likes the dragon that I designed for my ‘Innovative Frame Loom Weaving’ book.

He asked me to weave him a dragon tapestry for Christmas, so I did.

I went a bit overboard on the beads, but he likes it, so that’s okay.

He hung it on the beam between the kitchen and the dining room to be the Guardian of the Hearth.

I am so glad that he likes it.

Woven with love in every stitch.

And, yup, I designed and made the frame for it.

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Woven Needle Books instead of Pin Cushions

One of my favorite projects in my new book, Innovative Frame Loom Weaving, is an extremely useful tool.

It’s a woven Needle Book that holds sewing needles.

Pin cushions are good for pins, but needles can get buried in them too easily.

Needle books hold sewing, darning and other craft needles safely and handily.

This video shows variations on the Needle book that I designed for the frame loom, including ones woven on the potholder loom and Weave It style pin loom.

And, also, a relative asked for a brooch that she could stick pins and needles in while mending, so there’s one of those in the video, too!

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Wow… Innovative Weaving on the Frame Loom reviewed in Publishers Weekly

Oh my goodness! I am thrilled!

My editor just sent me a note of congratulations, saying that it is very special to be reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly….. wow…..

Here’s the link:

https://www.publishersweekly.com/9780811738729

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More Video Glimpses into Innovative Weaving on the Frame Loom book

In the previous post, I shared a video about the clothing in ‘Innovative Weaving on the Frame Loom’, my newest book.

Here are 2 more little videos that show glimpses of the projects in the book:

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And, this video tells the true and poignant story behind the apple tree twig handles on one of the knotted lace market bags:

‘Innovative Weaving on the Frame Loom’ is available from all the online book seller websites, and you can order it from your local bookshop.

It’s available worldwide.

Happy Weaving! ❤

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Innovative Frame Loom Weaving book- Clothing

Here’s a peek at the clothing that you can weave using frame looms- all the instructions are in Innovative Frame Loom Weaving 🙂

The book is available worldwide on all the usual internet book sellers, and can also be ordered from your local bookshop.

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Box of Frame Loom Weaving books has arrived!

I am so thrilled to have received the box of my copies of my new book:

Innovative Weaving on the Frame Loom.

It’s such a delight to hold this book in my hands- what with the pandemic and all it’s awfulness, I didn’t know if it would actually make it out into the world.

Welcome to the world, book!

It’s available worldwide on online booksellers and can be ordered from local booksellers.

I’ll do some videos to show you what’s inside….

But first, a cup of tea is needed and a moment to savor the happiness of all the hard work bearing its fruit! 🙂

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A little woodworking with my tapestry weaving

Weaving and woodwork are completely interwoven at our house.

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I am working on an ongoing series of woven tapestries.

 

(In amongst working on a new book and a million other things… never a dull moment!)  🙂

I love weaving on frame looms, and find them to be a joy for tapestry weaving.

One problem with frame looms – especially a BIG one like my Goodwood (no profit in saying how much I like their work, just a happy customer) 13 inch frame loom (actual dimensions are close to 16 inches wide by about 32 inches tall) is that it’s waaaaaaaaaay too big for working in my lap.

So, I went out to the workshop and made an easel for it.

I get the heeby jeebies at the thought of drilling holes into a gorgeous loom.

But, it was essential to have holes in the sides for attaching the folding stand.

So I got Jim to drill the holes! LOL 🙂

 

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While I was out in the workshop, I couldn’t resist making myself a couple of small tapestry beaters and some funky tapestry flat bobbins.

Why do tapestry bobbins need to be round and turned on the lathe?

They don’t.

I saw a photo of a flat tapestry bobbin somewhere on the net, and had a huge ‘aha’ moment!

And have discovered that I really quite like the little one of a kind carved ones.

They are slow to make (which is why machines are used to whip out the commercial ones) but are a treat to use.

And, will I be selling them? Nope…. too much work to make them.

Will I continue to make more for myself?

Intermittently…. I am deep into working on my new book, and there aren’t enough hours in the day…..

I have a tiny beater that I use for the miniature tapestries that I have been working on, but haven’t been able to find my full size beater.

So, it was a good excuse to play with some lovely walnut wood that we were given years ago, and make myself some Goddess shaped tapestry beaters.

 

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The new beaters and bobbins are a treat to work with.

The tapestry is moving along nicely, although the ‘hours in the day’ issue is a hard one to get around!

One of the other tapestries that I am working on is on ‘wait’ mode…. but I hope to get back to it soon.

But, the new book is first and foremost, so that’s my focus right now.

As I make progress on it, and as we get the technical problems we’re having resolved, I’ll post more about it.

🙂

I have been having a very frustrating time with technical problems on my blog lately, and we have spent a ton of time trouble shooting. I haven’t been able to upload pics, so have spent hours and hours fiddling around with deleting old posts, in case that is the issue…. hopefully, we’ll get to the root of the issue soon!

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