Just in case anyone needs more yarn for circle weaving, I now have some ‘Extra Threads Packs’ listed in my little Etsy shop. There are 10 different colour stories to choose from here:
Also available at The Little Beehive Co-op, Hardy Street, Nelson, NZ 🙂
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…..
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
I had a very rough idea about making a little bird decoration from my woven circles. This is what it looked like in my sketchbook.
And this is what I did – step by step – just in case anyone out there would like to make some of these too.
I think they could look quite nice hanging around – maybe on the christmas tree? (Sorry, I do realise it’s way too early to be talking about that)
1. Weave a circle in colours you love.
2. Make a fluffy ‘tail’. (Wind some yarn around your fingers, secure in the middle, fold in half, secure a bit more and trim)
3. Make some colourful braided ‘legs’ too.
4. Fold the woven circle in half and start to sew along the open edge. Don’t forget to attach the tail and legs and stuff with some fibre or poly-fill as you go (I put some nice smelling essential oils in the stuffing too!). And I made some extra stiches to fashion a beak shape.
5. Sew on some beads for eyes, maybe some tinkly bells for feet and lastly a loop to hang it up with.
And here is a baby bird too – made using my smaller weaving wheel.
Hope you enjoy x
Lots of laser cut circle looms sorted today.
They look a bit like Poker chips – game anyone?
…..perhaps we’d better not 🙂
I’ll start choosing colourful yarn combinations from the shelves and then get to making up weaving kits instead 🙂
Twill textile Design now has a little online shop on Etsy.
So, from today, it’s possible to purchase the Circle Weaving Kits.
There are two sizes available and the kits come with everything you need to get started (apart from scissors)
You can also find instructional videos here.
Hope you’re having a lovely week.