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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There are some things one just CAN’T let go.

For me it’s the triangle loom. I’m on a quest to discover how to get it to make a half square in the three-layer warping style. So far, no good. You can see how the bumps along the hypotenuse don’t intermesh. The corners don’t work either (believe me). If you lapped one hypotenuse over the other and stitched through two thicknesses, you’d have it, but that’s not what we’re after.

These two three-layer warped triangles do not a square make

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WPI and EPI for yarns in my stash

This is not an attempt to amass an exhaustive list of all yarns available. Some of the yarns in this list are readily available (at craft stores such as JoAnn, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby), so if you’re just getting started and don’t know what yarn you want to collect, or if want some yarn quickly to practice a particular technique, maybe this list will be useful to you.

I’ve listed the grams, rather than ounces, and yards, rather than meters as these seem to be the most commonly listed pieces of information. Note that 50 g = 1.75 oz, 100 g = 3.5 oz. Read More →