Customer Projects Showcase – March 2023

On the verge of spring in the northern hemisphere, there is still need for warming accessories, but also time to get some happy colors out!

Pin-loom veteran Jane Grogan, designer of the “Lilas au Printemps” wedding shawl in the Little Looms Spring 2022 magazine, uses small amounts of pretty yarn to weave single hexagons for greeting cards. A great way to showcase precious (handwoven) yarns or some pretty leftovers. Any of the Original TURTLE looms will create the perfect size hexie for a standard greeting card.

TURTLE loom customer Lisa Robinson recently finished this awesome scarf, where the beautiful yarn provides instant eye candy. Lisa wove the light worsted yarn on her Original TURTLE F-fine sett in plain weave to achieve a dense fabric. She worked half hexagons and triangles (method adopted) to accomplish the smooth edgings along the sides and the pleasant curving of the scarf ends.

Today, March 9th, is the third anniversary of the first Covid shutdown in the United States. Data analyst Kristin Briney (Instagram, Ravelry) used the TinyTURTLE F-fine sett to capture the Covid experience with visual representations of Covid fatalities in the United States in 2020 and 2021 … Impressive pieces that make you stop and think.

Let pin-loom weaving carry you through good and bad times!

I hope you find these projects and activities inspiring. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below, and if you have a project that you’d like to see featured in a future customer story post, please contact us!

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

4 thoughts on “Customer Projects Showcase – March 2023

  1. Beautiful, jaw-dropping examples of hexies in action! The attention to detail in both of the long linear projects is tremendous. I would love to know more about the thought processes that went into the Covid count project.

    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Lynne!
      Kristin provides some more information about her Covid projects on Ravelry … you can click the 2020 and 2021 hyperlinks …

      1. Thank you Kristin for your response back to my question. I ,too, share your anger and frustration over the tremendous loss of life from the Covid virus. My husband, Eric, also feels very deeply about this ongoing tragedy. Both he and I have undergraduate degrees in Biology; he had further training in veterinary medicine, acquiring a VMD in 1980. We are both retired, and he embarked on a life dream in summer of 2019 to circumnavigate the globe in a 39’ catamaran. He set sail from Vietnam and several months later began to experience the cruel, bizarre effects that the emerging pandemic unleashed on the global sailor. In summary, he is back home, ending the sailing epoch in 2021. We are still living a careful life in respect to Covid, and we know that it is not over, even in March 2023.
        During my stay at home because of the pandemic, my hand crafts became my sanity savers. I wove Turtle hexagons of various sizes, making teddy bears, gifts, a scarf, and other items. I greatly respect the time and effort that you have put into your Covid data scarves. They are a beautiful testimony to the acknowledgement of life lost.

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