I am hopping up and down with delight!
For the last couple of years, I have been working on the designs for 2 new small looms: A Star and a Dragonfly.
I’ve done dozens and dozens of variations and iterations, and now, they are the Bee’s Knees. Poifeck.
I took my designs to Donna and Gary McFarland of Dewberry Ridge looms and asked if they were interested in making them as part of their ‘Lil Weavers’ series, and they said, ‘Yes, indeed’.
Gary is working magic with his CNC machine and I love how he is building them.
We’ve decided to not show the front, working part of the loom, because, to be perfectly honest, we’ve worked so incredibly hard on them that we don’t want to be ‘scooped’ on them. It’s happened in the past with other designs, so we’ve chosen to be more circumspect about these ones.
Instead, I’ll show you the back of the looms and the dragonflies and stars that you can weave with them.
You can use yarn OR wire to make the niftiest dragonflies and stars:
The stars and dragonflies are somewhat challenging to weave, so I have made really detailed step by step instructions with full photographs.
To order the looms, please send Donna an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The looms aren’t quite up on Donna and Gary’s website, but when their internet issues are up to speed, the looms will be on:
I am thrilled… I hope that you’ll love them, too!
Every year for Christmas, I make our family and friends a new Christmas ornament.
This year, I’ll be weaving stars and dragonflies for them! 🙂