The Art of Tapestry Weaving instructs you to be more free-form with your weaving and how to follow a cartoon.
I taught all the various crafts in my yarn shop (The Fiber Closet), including knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, and I enjoyed selling all the associated notions and supplies.
Now, I provide crafting tips, give inspiration, provide guidance and help crafters feel more confident.
Little loom or frame loom weaving isn’t only tapestry or plain weaving. You will learn that the size of your loom doesn’t have to restrict your weaving. But you will also learn about creating sustainable textiles. Also, Fiona reminds us that we need to get back to natural fibers, undyed or naturally dyed, to lower the environmental impact. Fiona Daly shows us eight ambitious projects in her new book, Weaving Big on a Little Loom.
One of the most important decisions you must make when knitting is what knitting yarn to use for your project. The yarn you choose has everything to do with how your finished project looks and stands up to time and wear.
Abandoned knitting AKA abandoned ufos, is prevalent at my home. How about yours? Abandoned knitting projects are called UnFinished Objects or UFOs, and projects you are regularly working on are called Works in Progress or WIPs.
When I managed my yarn store, I often heard, “I don’t have time to craft.” Substitute crocheting, quilting, knitting, weaving, needlework, sewing, or any beloved craft for the word “craft” in this article.
We live in chaotic times. All of our lives are seemingly busy. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way, no matter how busy you think. I believe we each must find time for the things we love. We all have 24 hours in our day. It is how we manage that 24 hours that gives us peace and the time to craft.
So, how do you find time to craft? With a little organization, prioritization, and discovering your best time of day, you can become calm, collected, productive, and feel that you have time to craft.
Many knitters fear sock knitting. To me, sock knitting is fun and magical. The magical part happens when I am turning a heel.
I am creating this list of my favorite sock knitting books, hoping that more knitters will learn to knit socks. Trust me; once you knit a pair of socks, you will be hooked.
Love of My Heart Kitchen Towels Kit for the Cricket loom is designed by Jodi Ybarra for Cotton Clouds and comes in various kits designed with love and quality cotton yarn.
Because the Ashford Sampleit rigid heddle loom is inexpensive and compact, it is an ideal first loom. I use one for quick projects and sampling. The loom is sturdy and easy to handle.
The handmade looms are easy to make with materials you can find around the home, such as cardboard, paper, pins, wood, and nails. Perfect for crafting on the go.
“On the Loom – A Modern Weaver’s Guide” by Maryanne Moodie is an introduction into weaving on a rectangular frame, circular, and on non-traditional looms.
One + One: Scarves Shawls and Shrugs is by Iris Schreier, author of Modular Knits, Reversible Knits & Lacy Little Knits, teaches the knitter to incorporate two different skeins into their knitting project.