Nothing I like better than rhyming words—what a great title for a blog post!

Zoo Crew cover

My Facebook and FB Pin Loom Weaving Support Group friend, Deborah Bagley, asked me to have a look at her brand new book (congrats, Deborah!) and write a review about it. I have to admit this is challenging in a couple of ways for me. First of all, most of you know I’m a great pin loom square weaver but not a great project-maker, so I look at these adorable 3-D creations and think, “Uuuuuuh.” Second, this is an eBook and I’m old school. However, I know how to use a computer and it’s actually easy to get around the “complication” of looking at a book onscreen (and you have the added bonus of being able to zoom in which is pretty cool). Read More →

I wasn’t sure if I should post this here or on my AIPLW blog, but opted for here. AIPLW is more for strict pin loom weaving activities. Nevertheless, I certainly could have started there and ended up here which would probably be a waste of time, so . . .

I’m working on a collage (which is remarkable since I generally have difficulty with collage) and I needed some mesh for a bird cote.

This is a sneak peak at an effects-manipulated part of the collage. You’ll have to wait for the real thing . . .

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Using two colors . . .

This demonstration will show¬†L1-3 in main color (MC) and L4 in contrast color (CC). I’ll start with the simpler method.

METHOD ONE—Simple Color Change

First, decide which yarns to use for your main color and contrast color. I like to warp the loom with a thinner yarn and weave with a slightly thicker yarn. In the photo below, the pale purple and white are the thicker, CC yarns. I’ll warp two looms—one with lilac and the other with soft green—then weave with pale purple and white, respectively.

Thinner yarns are top and bottom; thicker yarns in the middle.

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