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
Our customer Marian Parkes recently posted a project on the Pin Loom Weaving Support Facebook group that made many chuckle. Marian had turned a woven hexagon into a beautiful little chicken and named it Lucy, after Lucille Ball. Continue reading “Made a chicken tonight! What fun …”
Many of you enjoy crafts like knitting or crocheting as much as little loom weaving. But … how many of you have a big happy smile on your face when it comes to swatching for a sweater, or a shawl, or whatever project, to figure out the right needle size to hit the pattern gauge?
I do not support skipping swatching, I just don’t like doing it. I do feel rewarded every time I swatch, with the peace of mind that “it will work”, but I still find myself weaseling around that daunting task of knitting a 5”x5” at minimum to be sure I have the right tools.
However, ask me to swatch a new yarn on the hexagon pin loom, and I drop whatever I’m doing and go for it! Continue reading Craving to Swatch (Part I)
My daughter loves knitted hexie puffs, and so it is no surprise that she now weaves them, too.
Loops& Threads Impeccable Ombre, woven on the TinyTURTLE™ hexagon pin loom, makes very “natural” looking hexagons, and the resulting hexie puffs make perfect “pebbles”. Continue reading Make A Bowl Full Of Pebbles
First, we want to thank you for making the launch of our TinyTURTLE™ and TexaTURTLE™ looms such a memorable, humbling experience. All looms that were ordered on Saturday and Sunday are “in the mail” at this point!
So … for those of you who are waiting for the mail, we thought to offer a project idea for the original TURTLE Loom™ that can be done in the meantime. But also, a lot of people are waiting for the summer heat to go away. Others are waiting for beautiful outdoors fall colors to arrive. No matter the reason, here is a project that is worth considering while you are waiting …
It has become a family joke that our oldest son started when he saw me work on differently sized hexagon looms. Lovingly, teasingly he said: “I don’t get it. All you can do with them is make more hexagons!” Continue reading All you can do with them is make more hexagons …
I have a hard time throwing out anything, and with yarn it’s pretty much impossible. Even the short ends of yarn that are left behind after finishing a crafting project. Continue reading Recycling – or “Leave no Ends Behind!”
Years ago, when I first heard the term “locker hook” it took me some web surfing to find out what people are actually talking about. If you are in the same boat, know that you’re not alone AND … that we’re going to fix it with this post. We will also explain what a locker hook has to do with pin loom weaving, and provide some guidance for you to decide whether you need a locker hook or not. Continue reading The LOCKER HOOK Story