One of my favorite projects in my new book, Innovative Frame Loom Weaving, is an extremely useful tool.
It’s a woven Needle Book that holds sewing needles.
Pin cushions are good for pins, but needles can get buried in them too easily.
Needle books hold sewing, darning and other craft needles safely and handily.
This video shows variations on the Needle book that I designed for the frame loom, including ones woven on the potholder loom and Weave It style pin loom.
And, also, a relative asked for a brooch that she could stick pins and needles in while mending, so there’s one of those in the video, too!
If you want to weave with bulky yarn on a pin loom, it can be challenging.
I’ve made a video, using Upcycled Teabag yarn (here’s the link on how to make upcycled Teabag Yarn:
) as the bulky yarn for this example. LINK
When you weave using 2 nails at a time on a pin loom, you can open up all kinds of possibilities for working with art yarns, fabric strip yarn and other bulky yarns.
It’s quick and easy and adds so much creative potential to pin loom weaving. Yay!
Here’s the how-to video:
One of my most favorite looms to weave on is the tiny 2 inch pin loom.
Here are a few videos that I have made, showing some fun techniques and projects for the 2 inch pin loom.
How to weave small rectangles on the 2 inch pin loom:
How to weave squares on the bias on the 2 inch pin loom:
How to weave triangles with the 2 inch pin loom:
How to make tiny Snowmen with woven 2 inch squares and triangles:
How to make jewelry from woven 2 inch pin loom squares:
The loom in the video is from Dewberry Ridge looms:
I made this video and some others before all the grieving and conversation about needing to completely re-create the world as we have known it.
It felt to me that it was important to just be quiet and listen and learn and contemplate and donate and try and figure out how to move forward, so I didn’t post any videos for awhile.
I am convinced that it is essential to keep creating beauty, and so I am offering my videos again.
This one is about a process that delighted me- I figured out a way of making woven leaves and petals so I could make lovely woven flowers for some tapestries that I have been working on.
I hope that my work can be a source of inspiration and spark imagination as we all come together to build a world based on love, compassion and kindness.
I designed this tiny snowman to weave on a 2 inch (or whatever size pin loom you want to use).
Here is a video for the step by step instructions.
Please go to
https://youtu.be/F2c0yxkt1Os to see how to weave a bias Triangle on a square pin loom.
If you want to weave this on a Weave It style loom, then go to
https://youtu.be/m-1yK4GYUj4 for instructions on how to weave a triangle on a Weave It style loom.
Being able to weave a triangle on a square pin loom is very useful.
Here’s a video on how to do it:
Woven brooches are a quick and easy eco friendly gift to weave on a pin loom – any 2 or 3 inch pin loom will work fine.
The bases of the brooches are made using bottle caps or shapes cut from plastic jugs or other bits and pieces pulled from the recycling bin.
Here’s the video showing how to make them:
People have been asking for links to the ‘3 Sisters’ Looms- The Thumbelina, Mollie Whuppie and Vasilisa looms that I designed and Gary and Donna McFarland of Dewberry Ridge Looms build so beautifully.
I adore these looms…. especially the Thumbelina!
Here’s the link to purchase the looms from Dewberry Ridge Looms :
And, here’s where I first introduced the looms:
Videos: URLS FOR TAPESTRY TECHNIQUES:
Tapestry on the Vasilisa Mollie Whuppie and Thumbelina looms:
Note: The techniques are all the same for all 3 looms:
Thumbelina Loom happiness
URLS FOR VIDEOS OF PROJECTS
for the Thumbelina Loom,
but techniques transfer to Mollie Whuppie and Vasilisa:
STAR BABY instructions:
OCTOPUS PATTERN ON ETSY: