Customer Projects Showcase – January 2023

New year, new ideas! Frequently, customers share pictures of their projects on social media or contact me directly, and this year we would like to start showcasing some of them here on the turtleloom blog. The goal is to post 3-5 projects in a blog on the first of each month. Sounds like a New Year’s resolution? Here’s the start!

Ravelry pin-loom fellow Lynne just finished her Cathedral Window blanket from Little Looms Fall 2022 (project on Ravelry). It was exiting to follow her row-by-row progress in the “Looms to Go” group, and the result is second-to-none! Lynne plans to make another Cathedral Windows blanket in natural tones … we can hardly wait to see it. You can find more information about the Cathedral Windows blanket in this post.

Taking a break from blanket weaving, Lynne also made this Firth of Clyde cowl (project on Ravelry). We introduced the pattern for this cowl as a welcome project for our new retailer Weft Blown in Scotland. You can find the free instructions for this cowl in this post.

One of our Australian customers, Kaye, was inspired by our owl blanket. But she took the idea and some further online inspiration to a whole new level … this is her owl blanket, woven on the PennyTURTLE™ !!!

Greta has been a TURTLE loom customer from the beginning. By now she has not only published her designs in multiple Little Looms and Handwoven magazines, but she also offers amazing patterns in her Etsy store. Here is her “Forest Fairy Capelet”, for example. Add her store to your Etsy favorites for a growing resource of hexagon patterns that are out of the ordinary!

Did you enjoy seeing these customer projects? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

And if you have a project that you would like to see shared in an upcoming Customer Project Showcase, please contact us.

How it works:

  • All we need is a picture of your project and a brief description.
  • The project can be after a pattern or your own.
  • You grant us permission to use your photo in our blog; you will be credited by name and you will keep the photo copyrights.
  • Selecting projects for posting will be at our discretion.
  • We will not be able to reimburse you in any way, but there’s a good chance that you will have a lot of fun sharing your work this way!

(Photo credits: All photos are by their respective project owners. Used with permission. All rights reserved.)

TO A GRAND 2023!

13 thoughts on “Customer Projects Showcase – January 2023

  1. I am in awe!!! of the completed projects and the inspiration, perseverance and creativity that they embody!!! If we are starting January on this high and excellent level where will we end up in December 2023? I hope I can achieve a fraction of this level of talent this year.

  2. In the LL Spring 2023 I just got in the mail, there’s a big ad for a contest… I even see the ad shown below on this page…. I’ve been poking around trying to find the info page the ad mentioned but I’m not seeing it yet. Any chance you can slake the curiosity of those who are very interested? I’ve started a grand scale mostly-silk project using mostly turtle, texaturtle, and probably also 2” & 3” elongons, so I’d love to know what the contest guidelines are!

    1. Mea culpa! The magazine shipped early, and I fell ill. Those two together mean that the Ditta vest pattern is not yet available, and the Weave-Along announcement needs some final polishing. Target date for the announcement is January 10th, but if I’m done sooner, you’ll hear about it here on the blog! And your grand-scale-mostly-silk-project-using-mostly-turtle-texaturtle-and-probably-also-2″-and-3″-elongons garment will be a perfect fit!

  3. Thank you Gabbi for puting my owl blanket on your site because I was not sure if it would be good enough to let anyone to see it
    I love my pin looms and for all the help and time you have given me

    1. Oh, please! This is far beyond “good enough”. In those posts I want to chat about projects that inspire, and your owl blanket definitely does that.
      And now I’m looking forward to seeing your Happi coat!!!

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