I was asked by someone yesterday what loom to buy to learn how to weave wall hangings.
What a great question! Why? Because I designed lots of wall hangings for my new book: Potholder Loom Weaving
The book is available for pre-ordering from all the online booksellers and will be available in bookstores in early 2020. Here’s a link: L I N K
And here are links to order potholder looms:
Wool Novelty Co
And, here is a video showing a sneak peek at the Wall Hangings in the book:
For the last couple of years, I have been working 24/7 on 2 new books as well as a solo show of my mixed media wovenworks.
I am so delighted that both books will be released in 2020 in bookstores worldwide.
My publisher, Stackpole Books/Rowman/Littlefield has made ‘Potholder Loom Weaving’ available online worldwide for pre-ordering.
It will be on bookshelves worldwide in January of 2020. 😀
It’s a BIG book! It is 264 pages of tons and tons and tons of techniques and projects and I am thrilled to bits with it!
You can pre-order the paperback version of it now from all the online book sellers, and here’s a link to the Book Depository, who ships worldwide for free: LINK
The electronic versions of the book will be available in January- I don’t think it can be pre-ordered for Kindle etc yet.
The last couple of years have been really intense as I have been working night and day on two new books as well as new tapestries and woven works.
One of the books is now up online available for pre-order (I’ll post links asap) and one of the series of tapestries is now in the gallery (Harcourt House Gallery in Edmonton), awaiting the opening on October 18.
This piece is from my ‘Follow the Thread’ series of mixed media weavings:” Terpsichore- Carmen’s Birds”.
Terpsichore is the muse of the dance.
This piece is definitely influenced by my husband, Jim Findlay‘s commitment to playing flamenco.
I was having trouble resolving the piece, because I knew that she needed something to lift her to completion.
Then, my friend, Carma, who sings and dances with Jim and Susan and Barb in Corazone del Flamenco gave me a beautiful little black necklace with tiny birds, and Voila! Done! The birds were exactly what Terpsichore was needing (demanding!)
She’s at the #HarcourtHouseGallery in Edmonton until November 23.
I’ll post more pics of pieces from ‘Follow the Thread’ soon.
#YEG #YEGflamenco #YEGart #YEGweaving #YEGtapestry
Project 2 in the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along is a lace mask:
For the Weave Along, you will need to make:
Please go to LINK for the links to all the instructions to make the triangles, circles and squares in Teneriffe Lace.
Here is the template for the mask:
Here’s how the motifs look when they are laid out on the template:
And, here is the video showing how to make the Teneriffe Lace Mask:
Happy Lace Making! 😀
Here’s the first project in the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along- The Heart:
In the video, I’ll show you how to stitch the Teneriffe Lace shapes together to make the Heart.
You’ll also learn how to fill in gaps between shapes.
Here’s the video:
Here’s the link to the post that has all the videos in the Weave Along: LINK
One of the foundation shapes for the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along is the Triangle:
Here’s the video on how to make the Triangle:
Here’s the link for the post that has all the links for the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along: LINK
Tapestry weaving on small looms is a delight.
I’ve made a small video tutorial to show how to weave tapestries on the hexagon loom.
This piece was woven on the 4 inch hexagon loom from Dewberry Ridge Looms LINK, but it can also be woven on 2 inch or 6 inch looms.
Tapestry weaving on hexagon looms will work well for people who make their own hexagon tiles for their games.
This one is part of a larger piece that I will be videoing when it’s done.
Happy weaving! Happy hexagons!
The Archie Brennan copper pipe looms are easy-ish to build and wonderful to weave on.
Here’s a link to the instructions that we used to build mine: LINK
It struck me that warping the pipe loom would be so much easier if I could pivot and spin the loom.
I saw a video on Youtube that showed a woman rotating her loom to warp it and that got my gears clicking.
And, so, I designed a set of pivoting clamps for the pipe loom, and now warping the pipe loom is just BLISS!!!!!
Here’s the video tutorial for them in action:
By the way, the finished size of my clamps is:
I am pleased as can be with them!
Note: The clamps can easily be moved on or off looms that are already warped, so switching looms on and off a stand is easy peasy.
To see the stand that we built, please go to