If you’ve seen my woven art before, you know I like to use the pile weave from time to time. For those that are new to weaving, the pile weave is woven loops. It’s one of my favorite ways to add texture and dimension to my weaves. I especially love how flexible the loops are. I like to create organic shapes with the loops and add flat weaves next to it to really define the dimensional difference. Continue Reading
This post is kind of a part 2 to last week when I posted about the three diamond weft over. If you remember the weft over technique is a really fun way to create shapes, texture, and dimension in your weaves. There are a lot of fun designs you can make with the weft over technique. I’ve shared three that I’ve made so far, but the possibilities are endless. Continue Reading
It is officially Spring by me! Yippee!! I always feel re-energized when Spring comes around and lately I’ve been really wanting to get organized and change my working space a little to re-inspire myself.
Today I’m sharing some creative links to different DIYs that I think would be fun to make, help me stay a little more organized, and will make my space cute & inspirational. If you have any other DIY suggestions, I’d love to see them, so leave me a link in the comments below. Continue Reading
As I talked about in my last post, I love the look & texture of the weft over technique. It’s fun to create shapes by simply passing the weft over the warp threads in different patterns. Today I’m exploring a three diamond shapes in a row pattern. Continue Reading
Have you tried the weft over technique? This is one of favorite ways to make textures and shapes in weaves and it’s done by passing your weft over the warp threads to create the shapes. The weft over really sticks out on weaves and gives your weave dimension. Continue Reading
Yes you read that correctly, this is my third way to add beads to a weave. I can’t help it, the beads look so cute in the weaves and this third way is a really simple way that worked well. If you missed the other posts, I have part 1 here and part 2 here. If you’re not really into the beads, no problem, I have many more weaving techniques listed here for you to try out. Continue Reading
I received a really good question the other day, so I wanted to take this opportunity to better explain. You know as they say, when one person asks a question it’s likely that many more people have that same question. So as you probably know, I just opened a shop on this website where I’m over the moon to be able to offer colored warp threads and 5” long metal weaving needles. I’m so grateful to all of you who have been enjoying this blog and have encouraged me through emails and other messages to start selling supplies and other weaving things. There are a lot of fun things to come this year that I’m really excited about!
When I talked about twining last week, I mentioned that you can use twining to make shapes in your weaves. So today I put together a fun post on how to create the scallop shape using twining. Continue Reading
I still receive questions on what to use as warp threads, and it’s a really great question! The truth is you can use type of thread you want, which can lead to some really interesting creations. However if you’re just starting out weaving, I like to recommend using a thin cotton thread for your warp. I recommend this because cotton thread is really strong and will help support your weave once it’s off the loom. Continue Reading
We talked about twining before and I wanted to try it on a circular weave. Twining is when you use two pieces of thread and twist them around the warp threads. The thing I like about twining is it makes a tight structure around the warp threads but is also flexible enough that you can move the threads around to change the look. Continue Reading