Our small dog inspired me to weave a clip on pouch to carry hand sanitizer.
She picked up a chicken bone when we were walking and I had to stick my fingers in her mouth to get it out.
Oh, so in need of getting my hand cleaned off quickly!
I decided that NOT having to stick a messy hand in my pocket was a great idea, so I came up with clip on pouches to carry hand sanitizer.
Then, I wove up a stack of potholder squares to play with different ways of exploring color and texture and also different kinds of hanging loops.
I also figured out different ways of connecting clips, toggles and clamps.
This is a quick and easy project and would make a great gift!
Here’s the how to video:
In my previous post, I showed how to weave 2 Step Fine Sett Weaving on the potholder loom working plain weave.
This video shows how to weave Twills on the Potholder Loom, using the 2 Step Fine Sett Technique for Twills.
So many possibilities!!! Woohoo!
I love to expand the creative possibilities of small loom weaving, and so one way that I have done that is to develop a technique that I call the ‘2 Step Fine Sett Weaving Technique’.
Here’s a video on how to do plain weave (aka ‘Tabby” weave) on the potholder loom:
This technique is just sooooooooooo good….
Weaving with yarn on the potholder loom gives so many options for creative colorwork.
This video tutorial shows how to use just 2 colors of yarn to weave all kinds of checks and ‘plaid-ishes’ (yes I made that word up LOL) and how to stitch the squares together.
I have been enjoying weaving kitchen cloths on the Pro Size and Mighty Big Mamma potholder looms with old crochet cotton odds and ends that I have bought at Thrift Shops over the years.
The fabric that weaves up from the upcycled crochet cotton is lovely.
I decided to experiment with bias weave for the kitchen cloths (save those precious trees and use cloths instead of paper towels- yay!) and I love how it has turned out.
Here’s a link to the video showing how to weave bias on the Pro size and Mighty Big Mamma potholder looms- it’s really fun to weave, and the cloths are great.
If you’d like me to make a pattern for the woven Albert Einstein please let me know 🙂
Be safe and stay well!
LINKS: Potholder looms from Dewberry Ridge Looms
How to carve a weaving hook from a chopstick
Yesterday, I was so touched to receive a lovely package in the mail.
In the package, there were 2 vintage/antique Teneriffe Lace looms (Polka looms) and books and several other treasures.
It’s a lovely gift! Thank you so much Camilla!
In the package there was also a lovely letter thanking me for all my hard work.
Also, there was a question about the lower left hand corner of the weaving on the Potholder Loom. I think that this corner of the weaving may be problematic for people, so I am glad that she asked about it.
So, here’s the video explaining the long loop, and at the end of the video, there is a small glimpse at all the treasures in the package. I am so grateful for this unexpected act of kindness. Wow….
PS: There are also a few of the wooden dolls that I love to carve. I couldn’t resist including them in the video 😀
For many years, I have adopted all the stray balls of crochet cotton that I have found at the thrift shop.
I have happily been using them in many different ways, but now they are coming together to be upcycled into lovely kitchen cloths to use instead of paper towels.
They are a pleasure to weave on potholder looms and are lovely and soft.
While we are all holding the fort at home, let’s create some beauty, and enjoy the sweet pleasure of weaving on simple looms!
Here’s the video I made about this very satisfying form of upcycling.
Here’s another installment in my series of video tutorials on weaving with yarn on the potholder loom, using colorwork techniques. I hope that these videos will bring you some respite from the challenges of the pandemic!
The Houndstooth Check is a timeless classic pattern that can be woven on any size potholder loom.
I’ve figured out a way of warping the potholder loom that makes colorwork with yarn much easier- there are some tricks to it. This video reveals them all 🙂
Houndstooth Check is woven slightly differently on the 18 and 36 peg potholder loom than on the 9 and 27 peg potholder looms.
Here’s the video tutorial:
Happy Weaving- stay well!
Weaving simple stripes on the potholder loom isn’t quite as simple as it seems….
There’s a trick to it, and I have made a video showing how to do it.
This technique will make other color work easier to weave, too…. (more videos to follow…..)
Here’s the ‘how to’ video for simple stripes- Happy Weaving!
I am so delighted to introduce a wonderful, yummy new potholder loom:
The Mighty Big Mamma Potholder Loom 🙂
She’s a 36 nail potholder loom that weaves a 12 inch square.
The Mighty Big Mamma Potholder Loom is in response to people asking for a bigger potholder loom than the pro size (27 nail loom).
I thought long and hard about what would make the Mighty Big Mama a sweetheart of a loom to weave on, and Gary McFarland of Dewberry Ridge looms has put everything that I asked for into the making of her.
There are some tricks to weaving with the Mighty Big Mamma, so I am making a series of videos about her,.
The first video shows how to weave tabby (plain weave) in the ‘4 Square’ pattern with the help of a very pleasing shed stick.
Here’s the first video:
I love this loom!