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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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Antique Teneriffe Lace Loom

I have been absent from the world of social media for quite awhile- I was working to deadline on a book.

It swallowed me completely, and I vanished for awhile.  (I met the deadline! Yay!  And my editor likes it! Yay!)

But then, I got sick (ugh) and have been taking naps to recover, and didn’t have the jam to deal with blogging or dealing with the interwebs, so I didn’t.

Now, I’m on the mend.  And, working on new projects.

And taking lots of naps.

Oh my… this afternoon, something delicious happened that has made me need to pop back into the world of bloggdom.

A gift….

Today, I received a wonderful little package in the mail.

It was from my sister.  ❤

In the box was this little, oh so magical wee box of delights.

I opened the tiny old box and squealed with joy-

Such loveliness!

A treasure that my sister’s dear mother in law had found at an antique sale, bless her heart!

My sister has been cherishing this precious little box of heaven and, (bless her heart, too),  decided that I would enjoy it, so she mailed it to me. ❤

Sigh…. so much happiness in a little package!

I love Teneriffe lace and was ecstatic to see the awesome little brass loom.

And, a hairpin lace loom and some bone tools that will be lovely to use in small loom weaving.

I had to warp up the Teneriffe loom- how could I resist?

The little Teneriffe motif is wonky as all get out, but I think I should send it to my sister, doncha think?

PS:  (added the day after I originally posted about the Teneriffe Loom) I’ve been working with the Teneriffe Lace Loom, and have polished up my technique as I am working on a video to show how to do this technique with upcycled materials.

Here’s today’s version: 😀

Teneriffe lace loom 8-c

 

 

 

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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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Catching up- Group show with my tapestries

Oops… I have been working so hard on a whole bunch of things that I kept getting to the end of my day without having taken time to play catch up on my blog.

So, I am going to do that now.

I am so happy that 15 of my tapestries are part of a one year long show at the gorgeous Legislative Assembly of Alberta gallery that is part of  the gift shop, ‘Alberta Branded’ in the Edmonton Federal Building, across the plaza from the Legislature building in Edmonton AB.

Here’s the link:

http://www.assembly.ab.ca/visitorcentre/abBranded.html

The show, ‘Faconner’ is up until the end of January 2019.

10 artists from Alberta, Canada, were chosen to have their work be part of the show, and I am hugely honoured to have been chosen to be one of them.

The gallery space is small, but beautifully curated, so not all 15 tapestries will be up for viewing at the same time.

They’ll rotate throughout the year.

Happy dancing!

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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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3 panel Triangle loom shawl woven on 3 foot tri loom

Recently, I designed a fun shawl, and made a video about how to weave a shawl with a collar using 3 triangles woven on the 3ft triangle loom.

 

The border is made up of triangles woven on the potholder loom.

Here’s the video:  The video is full of hints and tips for triangle loom weaving in ‘outside the box’ ways.

Here are 2 ways of weaving triangles on the potholder loom:

I used the first method for this shawl: How to weave a triangle on the potholder loom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6ahC…

How to weave a triangle on the bias on the potholder loom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl-GN…

 

I made a separate video about how to stitch the pieces of the shawl together:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tKIy… Happy Weaving!

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Mermaids woven on peg looms and weaving sticks

I have always loved mermaids, and I am totally addicted to weaving mermaids these days.

I’ve  made a video showing how I used my Mermaid pattern on etsy to weave Mermaids of different sizes  on peg looms.

I took the original Mermaid that looked like this for the pattern:

And added a wooden face, leather hands, a little tatting, and a seashell:

She was woven on 1/4 inch diameter weaving sticks and is about 11 or 12 inches tall.

Also woven on the 1/4 inch diameter weaving sticks is this Mermaid, woven with hand spun art yarn and  needle felted:

 

The same etsy pattern can be used to make totally different mermaids by changing the size of pegs or weaving sticks used and different thicknesses of yarns.

I used the smallest pegs on my 6 inch peg loom to weave the smallest Mermaid, who’s about 7 or 8 inches tall.

She’s woven on the 1/8th inch pegs.

The Mermaid woven with the 3/8 inch pegs is about 20 inches tall:

I did some geometric pattern weaving in her body, but it’s a little hard to see in this pic.

I used 2 strands of a very bulky chenille yarn held together to weave the largest Mermaid, who is around 28 inches tall.

When I was weaving the different sizes, I did tweak the pattern somewhat to adjust for the differences in the size of the pegs and thickness of the yarns.

Here’s the link to the pattern in my etsy shop:  LINK
(sorry – it’s not free)
Happy weaving and happy Mermaiding!

The looms are from Dewberry Ridge Looms: LINK

 

My book: Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks is available from all your favorite online book sellers, and can be ordered through your local book store.  It’s full of weaving yes-ness!

Here’s the video about the Mermaid dolls:

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