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.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been ‘breaking in’ my new loom.
So far, it’s been quite a slow progress with plenty of ‘scratching of head’ moments.
My father- in-law kindly helped me put it together on a hot sunny day.
I worked on linking it to my laptop, then set up some warp threads and finally got to weave a little cloth.
There have been plenty of teething problems along the way but it is a very lovely loom and I feel like we will become very good friends.
P.S. For anyone interested in looms; this is a narrow width 24 shaft compu-dobby made by AVL. The computer bit assists me with longer, complex weave sequences, but everything else about it still involves hand weaving.