Memorial Day Poppy Flower

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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

1st Anniversary Giveaway … and a Mystery Announcement

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

Santa Gnome is Coming to Town …

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.

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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:

TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: Santa Gnome

Angels …

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 …

Baby’s First Thanksgiving

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

Some Jelly Yarn is Spooky

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

Vickie Howell, WEBS Yarns, and How to Weave a Hexagons Blanket …

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 …

Variegated Yarn is Like a Box of Chocolates … (Swatching Part II)

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)