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Monday, March 21, 2016

Samplers to Work on... Put it in Writing.... Weftovers

I finally finished and framed some sampler ideas.

I finished my Heart Sampler...

One of my favorite Sayings...

And some of my Weftovers...

You can do this too!  Don't know how yet?  My book, Tape Loom Weaving...simplified... is available on my web site and at  I will also be demonstrating around New England in April and May.  April 23 at Chancelors Sheep and Wool Showcase in  Germantown NY, April 30 at CT Sheep and Wool Festival in Vernon, CT,  May 28 at Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair in Commington MA.   

Want me to teach a group of your friends?  Set up a 2 hour basic, 2 hour pick-up, a 6 hour everything you need to weave a tape or a 2 day seminar where you can do it all and much more!  See my web site for details and contact. (yes, I do pottery too)

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Norwegian Style Vest with Woven Bands

Another vest with woven bands.

 I found it hard to attach the straight woven bands around the curve of the neck on my red vest below (posted on a previous post). With this new one, I tried to weave a curve into the band. To do this, I had to beat one side tighter and then untie my back warp and even up the threads so the next couple of inches would be even to weave.  And, I had to keep track of the measurements.  The finished curved band was easier to lie flat on the curves.

Previous red vest,
straight band forced to curve
Weaving a curve

Center back waist

 Center back neck

Braided tie down the front

I like to make an article of clothing or a hand bag by choosing the fabric and then make a band to match using like colors and pick out a weave pattern that will suit.  With trim and hand bag handles, I can make short, fun weaving's that are one-of-a-kind and quickly made.  

Interested in finding out more about weaving on a band or tape loom?  Use the search box above to see more project ideas and hints. 

Find many patterns and lots of old and new loom photos I have collected on my Pinterest page..., come to my demonstrations ... check my website for this years events.. (yes, I am also a potter).  

Don't know how to weave yet on a band loom? Check out my book on my web site, or pick one up at one of my events... Tape Loom Weaving... simplified.

... And happy weaving!