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Projects in Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks- Part 3- Baskets


Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks are great for weaving baskets.

Because I had already designed a collection of weaving stick baskets for my etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/111292892/pdf-pattern-for-all-kinds-of-baskets?ref=shop_home_active_4)

I wanted to do something completely different for the book.

I was really happy about figuring out how to weave squares on the peg loom and weaving sticks, so it was natural to weave baskets using squares.

I also thought that it made sense to make round baskets for the book, as well, so I came up with a very simple little round basket that I call the Blessing Bowls.

The size of the baskets is determined by the thickness of yarn, cord, t shirt yarn, string or what ever you decide to use, as well as the thickness of the weaving sticks or peg looms.

Baskets are such a useful thing, and they are so much fun to weave. I hope that you will enjoy weaving them on peg looms and weaving sticks!

The book can be ordered  from your local bookstore, or from any of the usual online sellers or from the National Book Depository, (new to me!).
Here’s the link for it:
https://www.bookdepository.com/Peg-Looms-and-Weaving-Sticks/9780811716123

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Weaving with copper wire on weaving sticks

I have been wondering if I could weave with copper wire on my weaving sticks…. there’s a reason- I want a band woven with copper wire for a new piece.

And, the answer is, ‘Yes!’.

weaving with wire on weaving sticks

weaving with wire on weaving sticks.

I made a little video about it:

Here are the links to the sources of the weaving sticks that I used in the video:

Dew berry Ridge https://www.dewberryridge.com/products/weaving-sticks 

http://daegrad.co.uk/page4.php?category=8&view=productListPage

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Whimsical Woven Folkloric Sheep

After I designed the goofy dancing sheep LINK, I thought…. hmmm…. I really should weave some sheep with their feet on the ground.

So, I started the way I always do…. by sketching and noodling and asking myself: ‘What if?’  and, ‘Could I do this or that?’

And, after many iterations (aka: I tried this that and the other and they didn’t work) , I am delighted that I have finally

completed the design and made the  pattern for Fleur:

and Bellissa:

Fleur and Bellissa are whimsical Folkloric inspired sheep to weave on weaving sticks or a peg loom.

The finished size is determined by the diameter of weaving stick that you choose and the thickness of the yarn.

I want to weave a technicolor flock with every permutation and combination of colors and textures and hand spun yarns and art yarns and rovings, and, and, and…

They make me laugh, which is always a good thing.

Here’s the LINK to the pattern in my etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/267537489/whimsical-folkloric-sheep-pattern-woven?ref=shop_home_active_1

The end. LOL.   Well, Bellissa’s ‘end’  🙂   Happy weaving!

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Dancing Flat Sheep Woven on Weaving Sticks

I’ve been designing some very whimsical things for Weaving Sticks and peg looms lately….

For instance: Dancing Flat Sheep 🙂

Dancing Flat Sheep by Noreen Crone-Findlay (c) http://www.tottietalkscrafts.com

 

After all, with yarn, all things are possible!

So, here they are:  Happy Dancing Flat Sheep.  🙂

 

Dancing Flat Sheep by Noreen Crone-Findlay (c) http://www.tottietalkscrafts.com

 

The finished size of the Dancing Flat Sheep is determined by the size of weaving sticks or pegs and thickness of weft and warp yarns, as well as the spacing of the pegs or weaving sticks.

So, you can make wee little sheepies with very thin weaving sticks or pegs and sock and eyelash yarns:

Dancing Flat Sheep by Noreen Crone-Findlay (c) http://www.tottietalkscrafts.com

OR:

Medium sized sheepies using sport weight yarns and slightly larger weaving sticks:

Dancing Flat Sheep by Noreen Crone-Findlay (c) http://www.tottietalkscrafts.com

OR:

Go for the gusto, and do big sheepishes, using art yarns, rovings, bulky or even fabric strips or Tarn:

Dancing Flat Sheep by Noreen Crone-Findlay (c) http://www.tottietalkscrafts.com

Have fun and Happy Dancing and Happy Weaving!

 

The pattern is in my etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/266333229/flat-dancing-sheep-woven-on-weaving?ref=shop_home_active_1

It must be the weather, as more whimsy is on it’s way…..

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Rolly Polly Flat Teddy Bear

After I designed the tiny knitted comfort bears, LINK , people asked for crocheted comfort bears. LINK.

Then, people asked me for woven comfort bears, and I started sketching and drawing .

The drawings that really delighted me were for a ~flat~ teddy bear, all round and rolly polly. So, I have designed this dear little flat teddy bear to be woven on weaving sticks or peg looms.

A ~FLAT~ Teddy Bear?! Seriously? Yes!

Rolly Polly Flat Bears by Noreen Crone-Findlay http://www.tottietalkscrafts.com

The Rolly Polly Flat Bear is a charming little teddy bear that is meant to be small, because it’s one of my series of comfort bears.  So it fits in the palm of your hand, or in a pocket.

Because it’s small and flat, it can go everywhere.

Rolly Polly Flat Bear can be stitched to a hat or a bag or have a pin stitched to it’s back and be worn as a pin or whatever you can imagine.

It can also be popped into an envelope and mailed to a friend.

Being a very little Rolly Polly Flat Bear is a good thing- it’s so easy to have adventures when you are small and flat.

And,  Rolly Polly Flat Bears are especially good for teddy bear makers, since they are so easy to make.

Rolly Polly Flat Bears by Noreen Crone-Findlay http://www.tottietalkscrafts.com

You can make different sizes of the Rolly Polly Flat Bears by using different sizes of weaving sticks and different thicknesses of yarn.

I’ve decided to make Rolly Polly Flat Bears for our Christmas tree and for all our friends and relations’ Christmas trees, too.

I hope that you will have fun weaving Rolly Polly Flat Bears, and please do take pictures and share them to show what your Rolly Polly Flat Bears have gotten up to!

Here’s the link to my etsy shop for the pattern:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/265438897/rolly-polly-flat-teddy-bear-woven-on?ref=shop_home_active_1

Happy weaving!!!

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Peg loom woven mask

A friend of mine has fallen in love with peg loom weaving and has woven her first mask on the peg loom.

This reminded me that I haven’t posted pics of a mask that I wove in December of 2013, after having a dream about a room full of woven masks— (oh my! I really should get back to weaving that dream into the waking world!)

So, here, belatedly, are a couple of pics of the first of the masks that I wove after that wonderful dream.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay http://www.crone-findlay.com

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay http://www.crone-findlay.com

I wove this mask on my Dewberry Ridge peg loom, which is a joy to weave on. LINK to their site.

You can see more of this mask in the video tutorial that I made about how to weave circles on the peg loom:

I need more hours in the day….  🙂

 

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Video tutorial- How to weave geometric motifs on the peg loom

My newest video tutorial is all about how to weave geometric motifs on the peg or stick weaving loom.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay http://www.crone-fndlay.com

I use the gorgeous new Peg Loom from Dewberry Ridge looms.

I asked Gary and Donna McFarland if they could build peg looms with some of my specifications in mind, they said yes.

Gary outdid himself- the looms are incredibly beautiful.

And wonderful to weave on.

Totally swoonworthy.

Here’s the link to purchase their peg looms:  LINK

In the tutorial, I cover how to weave the following on the peg loom:

-Wide and narrow horizontal lines and stripes

-Vertical stripes

-Horizontal triangles

-Sawtooth pattern

-Large checkerboard

-Small checks

-Spots

-hourglass motif

And, here’s the video:

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Introducing 2 new Peg Looms from Dewberry Ridge Looms

A couple of months ago,  I published my new eBook on weaving jewelry with stick looms: See LINK

My friend, Donna McFarland of Dewberry Ridge Looms was looking at the photos when her husband, Gary, walked by the computer.

Donna told me that he said:’ Those have to be Noreen’s designs, right?’ and she agreed.

He then mused that he would like to make stick looms.

Well… I was delighted, and immediately asked if they would consider building peg looms.

I have a couple of peg looms, but felt that they could use a re-design with improvements that I knew Gary could build.

After lots of conversations, Gary and Donna have created the most wonderful peg looms!

Here’s the link to order them LINK

They are truly the Rolls Royce of the Peg Loom world!

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copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay http://www.crone-findlay.com

Here’s what I asked for, and they have designed and created:

1: Taller pegs so I could see more of the weaving emerging before having to advance the warp. This is especially important in weaving tapestries on the peg loom.

2: Fine wooden pegs that are slimmer and closer together to give a firmer, tighter weave. A close sett avoids too loose, loopy fabric.

Another important note about the pegs: I asked for close grain wood for the pegs, as smooth pegs that don’t catch the weft are essential. Gary has found the perfect wood for the pegs that is smooth as silk. He also carefully shapes the top of the pegs to make them guide the yarn beautifully.  His attention to detail is exquisite!

3: A really nice threading tool – I came up with a rather crude one, and Gary totally surpassed my concept.

4: Legs that would stabilize the looms- Gary’s design for the legs is so elegant that it knocked my socks off!

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Donna and Gary came up with some neat ideas, too.

They suggested tilting the looms backward slightly.  This is brilliant, as it improves the ergonomics of the loom enormously and makes the loom more comfortable to work with.

They also decided to offer a loom with 3 sizes of pegs, for people who want to work with larger pegs.

Personally, I am so smitten with the thinnest pegs that I probably will just be working with them and not the larger pegs, but Gary and Donna wanted to appeal to the widest possible group of weavers.

Gary also decided to make the base of the loom removable in case a peg gets stuck. What a great idea!

Peg looms are  eco friendly, as they are great for using t shirt yarn, or tarn, or fabric strips torn from discarded clothing.

And, I am working on a new book for peg loom weaving, so do stay tuned for that 🙂

I have made a little video that introduces the Dewberry Ridge Peg Loom:

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