I have loved making yarn dolls (aka ‘Yarn Babies’ or ‘Yarn Tassel Dolls’) ever since I was a little girl.
Since we are living in such challenging times these days of the pandemic, it struck me that making a video of how to take some scraps of yarn and turn them into a dear little doll would be a soothing and lovely thing to do.
These little yarn dolls are a simple and fun thing to make with children, or just as a way of calming and centering yourself.
They are a lovely little gift, and a lot of them will fit in a pocket, so they can be given away freely, or mailed, or hung in a tree with a note, perhaps, that says: ‘I wish you well, so I made this for you’.
Here’s the video of how to make Simple Yarn Dollies:
Take good care my friends! Hugs all round. ❤
If you are teaching a child to weave, or just want an impromptu, no cost small loom for sampling yarns and colorways, this little loom is very handy.
copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay
The project on the foam food tray loom is a bookmark, but you can weave amulet bags, rug mugs, small dolls and toys, doll house rugs or squares that you stitch together to make larger projects.
It’s great for traveling, as it’s light, and if you use a plastic darning needle for weaving, it’s fine to take through airport security.
Yesterday, I posted part one of the recycled and upcycled looms: Here’s the link: PART ONE
I think that one of the most accessible looms for beginning weavers is the weaving stick loom.
I am doing a lot of designing for it – here’s my post about the mermaid to weave on the stick weaving loom: LINK