This week I had a lovely email from a customer. She told me she had been using the little circle looms to make ‘Tenerife Lace’.
I was very intrigued as I’d never heard of this before. So I spent a little while with Google and having a go at weaving. It’s quite fascinating so thank you KO for pointing me in this new direction.
I need to practice my knots but here is my first test of this technique.
It’s pretty rough but I think Tenerife Lace might make a nice snowflake decoration or cup coaster. And wouldn’t it look amazing if lots of these round motifs were joined up to make a lacy fabric!
I think I will try it again but use a crisp cotton or linen thread instead. Or maybe some bright colours to make this very traditional technique look more contemporary.
If anyone else would like to have a try, here are the two online resources I’ve been following to get me started…..
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Hope you have a lovely weekend.
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I sell vintage linens and have always been astonished by Tenerife lace. It’s very cool to see the circle loom used this way! And I should tell you, I FINALLY got around to trying out the loom you sent me–I’ve only done one weaving so far but it’s such fun! I can see so many possibilities! Thank you again!