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
“Made a chicken tonight! What fun …”
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 …”
Craving to Swatch (Part I)
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)
Make A Bowl Full Of Pebbles
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
While You Are Waiting …
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 …
All you can do with them is make more hexagons …
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 …
Beautiful Hand Spun Yarn!
Spinning has a home in my heart, even though I don’t have the time to spin myself. And I think weaving hexagons from your own hand spun yarn simply tops it all. Continue reading Beautiful Hand Spun Yarn!
Recycling – or “Leave no Ends Behind!”
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!”
The LOCKER HOOK Story
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