I previously posted about dip dyeing some cotton string. I used Kool-aid to dye the string and if you remember the outcome was much different then when I had dyed wool with Kool-aid. Thanks to experienced fiber dyers they explained that Kool-aid is an acid dye, which works on protein based fibers (wool and such) but not on plant based fibers (my cotton). Continue Reading
I’ve talked about this before, but I thought I’d touch on it again for those who will find it helpful. After finishing the non-loom weave, I saw that mine wasn’t hanging nicely on the wall. Some of the sides were curling inward and there were a lot of waves in the weave itself.
Luckily there is a really simple way to fix this and make your weave look much nicer laying against a wall. Continue Reading
A while ago, I talked about very old technique called darning. I used this technique to mend a pair of hand knitted slippers and I also patched a pair of my jeans using darning too. Continue Reading
In my last post on our loom-less weave, I talked about how I wanted to add a bit more color to it. I decided to try dip-dyeing the bottom of the fringe.
If you remember, a while back, I had dyed some wool yarn using Kool-aid and it turned out really nice. I thought why not try dyeing the cotton string fringe in a similar way.
What I did to dye my string was:
Let’s finish our loom-free weave! If you missed the beginning of this weave, you can find the steps here. Continue Reading
This is my first post in the new year!! To start off the new year, I wanted to talk about my love for rope.
Of course I love yarn and always will, but lately I’ve really been loving to work with cotton rope too. It makes a great contrast next to soft and fluffy wool yarn. I also love that it’s so strong and sturdy. If I weave some cotton rope into my weave, I know it will stay where I put it with little movement. Continue Reading
Has this ever happened to you? You finish weaving up an area and then look back at it and it’s just not working for you. But what options do you have? You could unweave multiple rows that you just wove up…if that’s the case then it’s really tempting to just leave it. But I have good news! You can fix just a part of what you’ve already woven and I’m going to show you how. Continue Reading
In this next part, I have a lot of “learnings” to share with you. Any by that I mean, I made incorrect assumptions about weaving without a loom. But that’s ok, I’ve learned and now have things to share with all of you so that you don’t have to make the same mistakes. Continue Reading
Today we’re trying something & fun! We’re going to make a weaving without a loom! Which is especially great for anyone who doesn’t have a loom but really wants to try weaving (or you could always make yourself a loom out of cardboard). Continue Reading
I’m embarrassed to say I’m behind on my emails, but please keep emailing me your questions because they are the best questions and would love if everyone who wanted to weave knew how to weave!
One of the emails I was trying to catch up on asked about a cardboard loom where the number of slits made it so that it could only be warped starting at the bottom and ending at the top. As you may have heard, I often talk about staring your warp thread on the bottom of the loom and ending the warp thread on the bottom of the loom. This is only necessary if you are planning on hanging your weave from warp thread loops. If you aren’t planning on hanging your weave in this way or you can’t end your warp thread on the bottom, then that’s no problem. There are a lot of different ways to hang a weave (I’ve posted about a lot of them here). Continue Reading