I thought this week’s instructions would be short, but with two new stitches, on two looms, new tips and tricks, and not to forget the great Show-and-Tell … well, maybe next week will be short …
The results of Week 1 by far exceeded expectations, let’s see what Week 2 has in stock when we’re “Getting Around”. Continue reading Weave & Stitch Along – Week 2
Ladies first, with Mother’s Day in May, but now we have to think of the dads, too, for our June Gnome of the Month! Continue reading Father Gnome
It has been wonderful to see anticipation building up for this Weave & Stitch Along, and I hope that it will become a fun filled adventure that will end in a pocket full of new skills. Continue reading Weave & Stitch Along – Week 1
Recently, several people have asked if they can make “hexipuff” projects with woven hexagons, and the answer is: Absolutely YES! Continue reading Grape Pillow … and a Giveaway
Less than a week until we start our Weave & Stitch Along … Continue reading Weave & Stitch Along — Count Down!
Memorial Day … Remembrance Day … Decoration Day … are names for a holiday that reminds of those who have given their life in wars. There are many traditions that developed along the history of this holiday … one of them is to wear a poppy flower. Continue reading Memorial Day Poppy Flower
Have you ever considered to embroider on your pin loom motifs? Or maybe you have done it already?
This summer, you can join us so that we can do it together! Continue reading Announcing “Weave & Stitch Along”
Interweave returned the projects from the new “Easy Weaving with little looms 2018” magazine to their homes, and since our Grape Table Topper came home, I am taking that opportunity to celebrate with some weaving time on our shady porch. Continue reading Homecoming
Happy Mother’s Day! is coming up quickly … Continue reading Mother Gnome
It’s hard to imagine that there’s ever an end to what you can do with regular hexagons, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t more … please welcome our first elongated hexagon pin loom Elongon™ 2″. Continue reading Elongon™ 2″ – Introducing Elongated Hexagon Weaving
Oh, this was so much fun, and a big THANK YOU! for all the kind, humbling, and funny comments here on the blog and on our Facebook page. Continue reading 1st Anniversary Giveaway Winners
Some tell us “Yep, you’re here to stay!” and others warn us “It’s just beginning!” and we feel humble and grateful for our first year of TURTLE hexagon pin looms. Thank you to all who have made this possible and have been with us on this amazing journey. Continue reading 1st Anniversary Giveaway … and a Mystery Announcement
This week is our first anniversary, please celebrate with us! Continue reading Celebrate!
It’s really “First Lessons in Lace Weaving”, but the “Pantone Color of the Year” receives an honorable mention for providing the perfect backdrop for this hexagon pin loom lace project. Continue reading Pantone and Lace
Easter and Bunny Gnome were so early, and May is still ways to go, so we decided to add another gnome in between. Continue reading Graduate Gnome
I like to say that I am “borne a knitter, weaver by choice”, and those two very often go together. Continue reading A Felted Léttlopi Bag
I’ve been thinking of using the title “Introduction to Yarn Bombing” for this blog entry, but then the promise of spring giddiness prevailed. Continue reading Hello, Spring!
The holidays are so close together that the next two Gnomes of the Month will debut together. No March without St. Patrick’s Day, so here’s a “little green Irishman”, as our customer Kim B. puts it very fittingly. And “no fooling” that Easter is early this year and causes Bunny Gnome a lot of stress to get all eggs colored in time! Continue reading Gnome Friends
We decided to dedicate this month’s gnome to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Continue reading Olympic Gnome
Have you seen our advertisement in Interweave’s PieceWork March/April 2018 issue? Let us know what you think! Continue reading Piece Work … PieceWork
Don’t you like it when ideas just fall into place and things come together? A holiday, and the desire to make something pretty and practical for a loved one. Yarn that inspires you to make something rustic. A tradition that you want to cherish … oh, and yes, pin looms! Continue reading Country Valentine
When I made the Santa Gnome last December I knew that this would just be the beginning. The idea was borne to make a “Gnome of the Month” for 2018. Continue reading Superbowl Gnome – What’s Your Team?
A few days ago, customer Susan posted on Facebook “Isn’t it great when your granddaughter asks what you’re doing and then takes over your loom and says it’s fun!” Continue reading Share? Beware!
When I was a child, Onkel Otto, a great-uncle, was known as the inventor in the family. I don’t recall that he ever invented anything, but the secrecy that he maintained around his hobby fed many conversations during family gatherings.
After we released our 2” and 6” looms in August last year, my children just wanted to keep going with “new sizes”. One of them was … a 1” hexagon loom. My son proudly presented the technical drawing, and my daughter stood right next to him, anticipating her prototype in a jiffy. Continue reading 01-01-1″
I love to sample things. Buffets are my favorite place to go out to eat, but even better is yarn sampling. Continue reading Project: It’s a Scarf! It’s a Cowl!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all TURTLE Loomers! We’re gearing up and looking forward to an exciting 2018, hope you’ll join us.
There ain’t no white stuff on the grounds in Central Texas, but them green is good lookin, too!
More information about this adorable gnome, using Berroco Ultra Wool and Berroco Plush, can be found on Ravelry:
Here it is: Something for baby’s first Christmas! And – what is better, more lasting, memory creating, … than a personalized ornament. Continue reading Baby Bear’s First Christmas
We had the first “real” snow in Texas the other day, after about 6 winters! That makes thinking of snowflake ornaments rather easy. Continue reading Snowflake Ornament
I think most people own at least one jar with buttons. But then, “weaving something with buttons” serves as the perfect excuse to go and buy some of those little button collections that depict a certain scene. Continue reading Button Banner
When I was thinking about weaving something nature, I thought of weaving a leafy garland, or using little wood twigs for snow man arms, or to weave something with straw (still thinking about that), or weaving something with angelically white feathers … (rabbit trail) … angelic … (rabbit trail) … angels … (rabbit trail) … can I make an angel? Yes! And it’s SO EASY! Continue reading Angels …
Initially I was thinking of making an ornament with jingle bells, but then the jingle got lost and it turned into a bell ornament. Continue reading Carol of the Bells
One of my favorite German Christmas songs is “Leise rieselt der Schnee”, which translates to “quietly falls the snow”. Continue reading Leise Rieselt der Schnee …
I had to chuckle when I made these little purses, as they remind me of some odd felt pouches that we had many years ago on our Christmas trees, marked with Sharpie initials for each child. Continue reading Little Purse Ornament for Treats
An Advent Calendar is a special calendar to count the days from December 1st to 24th in anticipation of the Christmas holiday. Continue reading Advent Calendar Ornaments
It is difficult to even imagine the holiday season without a decorated tree, isn’t it? Therefore, let’s get started on weaving a tree wall hanging now, so that we have something to decorate in upcoming weeks. Continue reading O Tannenbaum
I get the notion of “Baby’s First Christmas”. However, the first Thanksgiving of each of our children has a very special place in my heart, as this was the first time for many of our relatives to meet our new additions. Continue reading Baby’s First Thanksgiving
Recently, elsewhere, I posted a picture of a hat that I just had finished, rather proud of myself and my creation.
Somebody lovingly pointed out that it reminded her of candy corn. Continue reading Nuts and Candy Corn …
A recent conversation:
(Somewhat important) Person: I see you have excellent customer feedback.
I: (blush) Yes, thank you.
Person: Do you have any product reviews yet? Continue reading Thank You for a Great Product Review, Deborah!
While the first holiday advertisements are popping up, Carolien is already crafting at full capacity. Carolien was our first international customer when we launched, and now she gave us permission to talk about her Christmas weaving project. Continue reading Ready-Set-Go! Christmas Crafting with Carolien
A customer contacted us: “I think I didn’t count eight wraps for my TexaTURTLE, and now I’m out of yarn before the hexagon is done … HELP!” Our dear friend Dyan commented “All of the sudden my students were weaving stripes, and I hadn’t even taught them that!” Continue reading How To Weave Stripes … And Other Connecting Stories
Last weeks blog post about the Jelly Yarns® resulted in a myriad of fun conversations! We decided to turn those around into making the vinyl weaving experiment for Halloween earrings even more spooky.
Here are some of the comments … and the answers! Continue reading Friday 13th, and Martha Said “Add A Spider”
I was collecting hexagon pins on Pinterest when one picture caught my attention: A crafter was holding up her quilt top, and the sun was shining through the fabric.
“Oh, wouldn’t a woven hexagon sun catcher be grand,” crossed my mind.
But common sense reminded me that yarns are typically not translucent. Weaving lace weight would be an option, but I really had my mind set on something like a stained glass effect. Continue reading Some Jelly Yarn is Spooky
On October 5th, Vickie Howell will start a ground breaking adventure with a community-funded first season of her new Knitting Show. “A Knitting & Crochet Series for the D#igital Age”, as her website puts it.
What does this have to do with hexagon pin loom weaving? Continue reading Vickie Howell, WEBS Yarns, and How to Weave a Hexagons Blanket …
Adopted from the all-time favorite movie Forrest Gump, the blog title shall be completed as “You never know what you’re gonna get”. And as exploring minds like our customer Cindy Adams (CRA on Ravelry) have already discovered, this is particularly true for weaving variegated yarns on pin looms of different sizes. Continue reading Variegated Yarn is Like a Box of Chocolates … (Swatching Part II)
A few months ago we worked with Dyan from Indonesia, on getting TURTLE Loom™ kits ready for the seminary where and her husband Tim serve. Dyan wants to teach teenage students how to weave hexagons, so that they can create items for their own daily needs as well as items to sell. Continue reading “I will teach loom today”
Several people have asked, since we live in Texas and rather close to the encounters of hurricane Harvey, how they can help. Continue reading Helping Texas Harvey Flood Victims
Ok, then. You’re here because you want to solve a mystery! Continue reading WSAL Week 2 Thursday Mystery Challenge