I’m so in love with my doll’s new wizarding school outfit that I have to do a blog post on it. For about a year off and on, I’ve helped my friend, Julie Ann Toomey, cut out wizard robes for sale at Comic Con and in her Etsy shop. I was so impressed by the quality of the fabric she was using for the robes.
So, here’s what I was thinking as I constructed a 49 pins-per-side loom today: “Why don’t all the loommakers send me samples of their looms so I can promote them and extend their product’s usability?” (This is how I think while poking 192 holes and then placing 192 pins in a cardboard loom.) And then I realized, “Why should they? I’m plugging their products even though I don’t own any of them.”
(Apparently I need to clarify the above paragraph. It was meant as something of a joke. It’s probably selfish of me to wish my grunt work on others. I didn’t mean to solicit offers!)
Today’s ad features a 12″ x 12″ loom (what I’d call a bias loom) with 49-per-side equidistant pins.
If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s making the required pieces for a project; attaching them to each other is another matter.
On the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group we’re working on two weave-alongs. One is a darling party dress for an 18″ doll—pattern courtesy of Hazel Spencer from Hazel Rose Looms. I’m working on the pieces for it.
Skip on over to Hazel’s blog for info on the lacy edge stitch she created for the skirt hem. I’m not sure if she wanted me to share the pattern on my blog or not, so to be safe, I won’t. You can join the Facebook group and find the instructions in the Files section.
Stay tuned for more updates on my Party Dress Progress.
View finished dress here: Doll Dress Weave-Along Finale.
I want to start with excuses–why it’s taking me so long to make my scarecrow. First of all, it’s faster to make one if you don’t have to write about making it. Second excuse, I spent a large chunk of my errand time on Saturday trying to find raffia that wasn’t completely desiccated-looking (hmph, I thought that word had two Ss and one C, but I was wrong). Third, I had to rewrite my “Houndstooth Check on the Loomette” blog post. Where is the rewrite? you ask. Don’t ask. It’ll be here . . . (I wrote it on index cards as I wove.)
OK, excuses out of the way. Read More →