Ahhh, tea! One of life’s great pleasures!
Some teas come in cloth tea bags that can’t be composted, so instead of throwing them in the garbage,
here’s a great way to upcycle the bags into yarn that you can weave with (or knit or crochet).
I’ve made a video about how to cut the cloth tea bags into fabric yarn-
What can you do with upcycled tea bag yarn?
Weave with it as if it’s regular yarn… for instance, here are a Star , a Dragonfly and Heart woven on pin looms that I designed for Dewberry Ridge Looms
Or: Make upcycled brooches- here’s a video showing how:
More videos about weaving with teabag yarn –
How to Weave Using Upcycled Teabag Yarn 2 Nails at a Time on Pin Looms:
I have completely re-done the how-to instructional pdf for the Star Loom that I designed and Dewberry Ridge Looms makes and sells. LINK
You can contact Donna McFarland if you would like the snazzy new pdf.
Or, if you send me a pic of you with your Star Loom as a pm, and your email, I can send you a copy of the pdf.
Why would I want a pic of you and your loom… well… I don’t have anything to do with the making and selling of the looms and I have no access to records about who bought them, so if you show me a pic of it with and you holding it, then I know that it’s a legit request :o)
I’ll delete the photo as soon as I send the pdf- I don’t have room on my computer to save extra pics!
One other thing- the new PDF is expanded, and is 13 pages.
I figured that since it was so big that there wasn’t enough space to re-do the wire star instructions.
Besides, so many people went: Blech to the thought of weaving with wire that I figured that there was no point in spending more days (it took me 2 days and one long evening to make this new pdf) making a pdf for something that people don’t want.
Anyhow, I hope that the new instructions will make everyone happy happy with their Star Looms!
For the last couple of years, I have been working 24/7 on 2 new books as well as a solo show of my mixed media wovenworks.
I am so delighted that both books will be released in 2020 in bookstores worldwide.
My publisher, Stackpole Books/Rowman/Littlefield has made ‘Potholder Loom Weaving’ available online worldwide for pre-ordering.
It will be on bookshelves worldwide in January of 2020. 😀
It’s a BIG book! It is 264 pages of tons and tons and tons of techniques and projects and I am thrilled to bits with it!
You can pre-order the paperback version of it now from all the online book sellers, and here’s a link to the Book Depository, who ships worldwide for free: LINK
The electronic versions of the book will be available in January- I don’t think it can be pre-ordered for Kindle etc yet.
I am so pleased! I’ve been working with Donna and Gary McFarland of Dewberry Ridge Looms to create some absolutely lovely new Heart Looms.
They are 4 inches and 6 inches and have a wider sett than the tiny 2 inch looms.
This means that you can weave thicker yarns, roving, fabric strips, t shirt yarn on them. Lots of eco-friendly options!
And on the 6 inch Heart loom, you can even weave potholder loops, too.
One of the first things that I did with them was to mend my much loved, and very well worn woven jacket by stitching and felting one of the hearts to repair a frayed section on the sleeve.
Here are the links to buy the looms: