I’m pleased to announce the arrival of the new Wunderwag Industries Pin Looms.
(They are made by my husband’s friend, and I get no compensation for any of the looms sold.)
Wunderwag Industries 3-loom set
Features include . . .
- a frame slightly wider than the Weave-It (for easier handling), but not so wide that it will interfere with needle maneuverability
- beveled edge inside the frame facilitates weaving
- rows and corners numbered in black, and center markings on the top and bottom edges (a huge plus when weaving patterns and you need to keep track of which row you’re on)
- a clear acrylic frame that makes it easier to see what’s happening at Corner 3 when you get to that last, tight row of weaving
- headless steel pins, about 1/8 inch longer than Weave-It pins
- full compatibility with Weave-It and Zoom Looms (pin spacing is 1/8 inch or .32 cm)
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What a darling baby gift! I’m so pleased today to feature the work of guest artist, Bee Sroe from the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group.
Someone’s going to squeal with delight when they open this delightful surprise.
I can recognize adorable work when I see it, but I’m not so good at coming up with it.
What really caught my eye about this project–along with the pleasant blend of colors–was the clever use of the 2″ x 2″ Weave-It squares. (Bee did say she used the Weave-It brand loom.) Another thing I really, really love is the use of the scalloped edge border–one of the most attractive features of Weave-It squares. So many of our pin loom projects seek to conceal that pretty border, but this project highlights it.
Bee said she only had three squares of the soft, silky light pink yarn and had to come up with a way to work with them. This I also appreciate. Using yarn scraps is what attracts many people to the little pin looms. Creative designing, combining of colors, and coordinating fabrics–that’s what fiber art is all about. Bee is a lady who knows her stuff.
Front view of pillow.
Edge and back view of the pillow.
Here are Bee’s instructions for how to assemble the pillow (rather than use a pillow form or fiber fill stuffing, she used regular density foam): “The way I did mine was to measure the 6 squares once they were all sewn together and cut the 1″ foam to match that, made it two layers and then squashed the edges together and hand sewed all around to make the pillow form. Then I cut material for the bottom and top that was at least a half inch larger than the 6 squares all the way around. Used the sewing machine sew up three sides of the fabric, put the pillow form inside, hand sewed the remaining side of the fabric and finally hand sewed the 6 loom squares onto the pillow. I tried sewing the loom squares onto the top piece of fabric first but my machine couldn’t handle it so I opted to hand sew the 6 squares, that’s how I was able to get the scalloped edges to show.”
I’m very anxious to make one of these myself, but so far I have so many ideas I can’t settle on any of them! Shall I make it with rug loom squares? Shall I make it with my tiny, condensed-space pin looms? Shall I make it with bulky yarn or maybe bouclé? So many choices . . .
Soon we’ll see what Sue comes up with!