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Geometric Butterfly Motif to weave on the potholder loom

For the last couple of years, I have been working on a new design for the potholder loom.

It’s for a Geometric Butterfly motif- and I have finally finished the pattern for it, and for a bag and wrap made using it.

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I have listed the pdf pattern on my website on the potholder loom page  LINK

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The Geometric Butterfly motif is wonderful for bags:

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and wraps

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It would also make beautiful prayer flags, pillows, afghans, vests, throws, wall hangings, table runners and whatever else your heart desires.

It’s a great way to showcase handspun yarns, but commercial yarns work just fine with it.

Tarn, or t shirt yarn is also great in the Geometric Butterfly pattern.

The pattern has full color step by step photos and diagrams, and comes with links to helpful videos.

There is a separate pdf that has all the step by step photos and instructions for how to weave all the different shapes on the potholder loom.

Isn’t it amazing what you can do on the simple potholder loom? 🙂

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Sock Monkey Finger Puppet pattern

It’s been a wildly busy summer, as my daughter and daughter-in-law and I have been doing a TON of maker’s faires and craft shows.

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I have built and re-built, and re-built again, my booth…. and now I am happy with it.

I’ve been working my chops off, producing new and delicious things for the booth, and my designer mode has been in overdrive.

One of the things that has become very clear to me this summer, is how much I love designing and making finger puppets:

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One of the lovely serendipitous things that came together for me was when I was thinking about my grandmother and her pleasure in making sock monkeys- she made hundreds of them throughout my childhood, and I loved helping her with them- and then twigging that I should design Sock Monkey Finger Puppets in homage to her.

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It has taken a lot of figuring, tweaking, refining and crochet, crochet, crochet to get to the place that is just right with them.

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And, now  that I have got the pattern all polished up, and edited and in a very happy place, I have put it up on my etsy shop: LINK 

and on my website: LINK

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Because they are so little, they are great for using up bits of precious yarn like handspun or even silk.

And, you don’t have to stick with browns:

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They make me smile…. and I hope that you will enjoy them, too! 😀

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Weave a Mermaid with the stick weaving loom

I love mermaids, and I never get tired of finding new ways to create more of them.

And, now, my newest mermaid is woven – on only 6 sticks!

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Weaving sticks are probably the easiest loom ever – but that doesn’t mean that there is ANY  limit to their creative potential.

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I have been having a wonderful time, designing all kinds of magical dolls with them.

I have just released the first of a series of VERY fun patterns for them-

The Mermaid….

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I’ve woven these mermaids with hand spun yarn made by my beautiful daughter in law, LINK

using the  Weaving Stick loom kit from Lee Valley:USA Link  Canadian Link

If you are in Europe or England, you can buy weaving sticks from Suzanne in her etsy shop: LINK

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The pattern is available on my website at:MERMAID

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By the way, there’s a wonderful group on Ravelry that is all about weaving with sticks and pegs: LINK

Here’s to Mermaids, and here’s to weaving, and, of course, here’s to sticks and string!!!  😀

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