Monday, April 29, 2013

Playing with fibers on the Zoom Loom

Having very little knowledge of yarns + weaving fibers,
I used a wool/silk 50/50 HD fiber on the loom.
Was too thin with one strand, so tried with 2 strands.
The square is colorful and light!

The fiber was a gift from Marilee, blogging at Yarnplayer.

Will continue to experiment with some stash tumbling around the closet:
and, I'm so curious about this textured stuff ...

I have an order placed with WEBS (having an Anniversary Sale going on) + hope the yarn is as yummy in hand as shown on their web site.     I visited the Schacht site today, looking at their projects (newsletter + pdf files) and saw how they attach the squares together - on the diagonal, straight edge-to-edge, etc.     Right now, I'm just 'playing' with fibers, and ignoring the household chores.   Maybe some day will get an idea and actually complete a project using the squares!!!     

Sunday, April 28, 2013


Had a few e-mails ... so, here are links re. Zoom Loom:

The Zoom Loom (TNNA 2013) video

Diane sent this link to me:  eLoomaNation.   Tips, directions, projects .... a good plact to start.

Jane Patrick, blogging at  Violet Rose, has a few posts about the Zoom Loom.  The first project (in a series) designed for the loom is a lovely bag, nice instructions / pattern.   Follow this LINK to her post "Zoom Loom - the pin loom with a difference."

Michelle, blogging at Hooks + Heddles, has a few posts about the pin loom.   Check out the lovely bag on her blog post Weavette Bag.   

How about flowers?   Ah, yes.   Check out the post:   Where have all the Flowers Gone - Link HERE.    

Check your magazine library:    There is an article in the March/April 2010 issue of PieceWork magazine by Robin Hansen on making an afghan with weave-it loom; also, directions for pillow or chair pad to make.    Link HERE

Video - Link HERE
Schact Spindle:  Weaving on the Schacht Loom Loom

Video - Link HERE
Zoom Loom in Action + Zoom Loom Projects

Pinterest boards?   WEBS Pin Loom Weaving  - Link HERE


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Oh, I don't know why .....

but, sure looked like FUN when I saw this on Diane's blog.

I started with wrapping yarn in three directions, and then
weave the fourth direction.    Makes
a 4"x4" square - and once i got thru the directions,
the 2nd square went much faster.

The Schacht 4x4 pin Loom was
purchased from WEBS.   Link Here.
Their FB page HERE.
I cannot say enough positive things about their customer service!

The practice yarn I have is BERNAT Baby Coordinates.
Pretty stuff.

This yarn is called Funny Prints.

Maybe some day, when I have a ton of little squares,
I might sew them together!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

save the date ....

Announcement from Tatting Corner:

We will be holding our own 13th Annual Tatting Days October 24-26 at our shop in Greenfield, Indiana. This year's event will feature the Shuttle Brothers in person. Be sure to save the dates!"

Web site link HERE

Facebook link HERE

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

New bags:

Not ONE ....

FOUR new origami bags for Saturday, 

each packed with a few goodies.

Tomorrow, they will be mailed to Lafayette, Indiana
and will be going home with a new owner on 
Lace Day
Saturday, April 13th.

Interested?   Come to Indiana Lace Day (free admission)
and participate in the opportunity drawings!!!

More information ..... link HERE.

Lace Day Flyer ..... link HERE.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Girls Night Out

Yes, the prize arrived.   I was one of the lucky winners of Girls Night Out contest & have received a lovely selection of fashion zippers, fat quarters, Coats & Clark thread assortment (which I am going to use today), and the Anniversary Tin.    Thank you Jessica (blogging at Sew Me Crazy and on FB) + Coats&Clark!!!

Monday, April 01, 2013

Happy Tatting Day *

Thought I try something different, try to create a tatted edge.      I admit, I've never tatted an edge before.   Why?   I'm not sure!                                                                                                                                                   The top one is Mary Konior: Corn and Chaff, from Tatting in Lace (borrowed book from the IOLI Library ) - I adjusted the join picot size a couple times + I've got a good sample!      
The other one is from Handy Hands newsletter.    Old and New Designs in Tatting.   I think it looks terrible.   I like the way the edge looks in photo; however, mine is pretty twisted!   I'm thinking there must be an easier way to tat this edge.    Or, a way to tat without such a 'twist'.

However you celebrate - enjoy the day ; )     If you tat, tat well today ; )

International Tatting Day

When: Always on April 1st
Tatting Day has been celebrated internationally for over 4 years now. April 1st is the International Tatting Day.
Tatting is the skill of making delicate, elegant tatted lace. It is enjoyed by thousands of people.
On this day, "tatters" around the world have different activities, mostly educational, to celebrate their hobby, and introduce it to others. Often, they celebrate by eating chocolates and making tatted lace.