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How to Weave a Butterfly on the Mirrix Saffron Loom

I have been weaving a lot of butterflies lately, as a metaphor of hope, transformation, healing, creativity, community, and so much more.

These butterflies are ones that I designed to weave on the Mirrix Saffron loom.

I love the way that I can set up the Saffron to the exact size that I want….

The pink butterfly is made by weaving a full size triangle on the Saffron (see instructions in my book: Innovative Weaving on the Frame Loom).

And, the blue butterflies are made by weaving half size triangles.

Because the smaller butterflies are woven using a variation on the technique that I developed for the book,

I have made a video showing how to weave them.

The bodies are made on the loom, using the same setup as the wings, so you can weave away without having to re-set the loom. Yay!

Here’s the link to the Video How to Tutorial:

Mirrix looms are selling a wonderful kit that includes my book: Innovative Weaving on the Frame Loom, as well as the Saffron Loom and the Sandy Stand for it. It’s a great kit! Here’s the link for it:

In the video, I mentioned that I carved a chopstick to make the weaving hook for weaving the triangles.

Here’s the link to that video:

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Thumbelina Loom woven butterfly

Butterflies are one of my most favorite motifs.

I recently posted how to make Butterflies on Lucets: LINK

And, now, I have designed a butterfly woven on the Thumbelina for a new shawl that I am weaving on my triangle loom.

Thumbelina Butterfly (c)

Here’s how they are made:

 

 

Note: I designed the Thumbelina loom and I design all the projects that I have been showing here, but I don’t make them.  You can order one from: LINK

Happy weaving!

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