Six Ways to Make Half Hexagons
If you put multiple hexagons together to make a project, you may notice that the edgings are in most cases not straight, but more or less zig zag. While this can be a nice design element, there are times where you just want to have that “straight line”. This is where half hexagons come to the rescue, to fill in the gaps. But … why six ways?
Weaving A Triangle On The Square Loom
Weaving fellow Deborah Carpenter Bagley recently started a “2021 Mystery Weave Along – Quilt Edition” in the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group. It’s a three week weave along towards a small quilt-style project, made of triangles and squares that can be woven on any pin loom(s) that make those shapes.
One useful application of pin loom weaving is that you can test a new yarn for weave-ability in just minutes. It will not replace proper sampling for a project, but it is a quick way to find out what a yarn looks and feels like when it is woven, and it provides an instant piece of cloth for blocking.
A Fiber Runs Through It
The theme of the CHT conference 2021 is “A Fiber Runs Through It”. It reminds of the river walk that meanders through San Antonio, TX, but it also inspires to think of fibers and how they “run” through our weaving. This post shows a quick project that was inspired by the theme: A little lavender puff with small pieces of fiber randomly running through it.
Flower Shawl Three Designs Woven on an Elongated Hexagon Pin | Etsy
Handwoven Elongated Hexagon Pin Loom Shawls designed by Greta Holmstrom of Ardor Weaving. Instant Digital Download PDF Pattern This pattern includes step-by-step instructions for three flower-inspired shawl designs woven using a pin loom, including charts for assembly. Skill Level: Basic pin loom weaving and sewing skills Size: About 52" x 29"
Summer Symphony Shawl - Woven on an Elongated Hexagon Pin Loom
Handwoven Elongated Hexagon Pin Loom Shawl designed by Greta Holmstrom of Ardor Weaving. Instant Digital Download PDF Pattern This pattern includes step-by-step instructions for a summer symphony shawl design woven using a pin loom, including chart for assembly. Skill Level: Basic pin loom weaving and sewing skills Size: About 62" x 12"
Designing with Hexagons – Going 3D (Part 2)
Ready for more 3D? Handwoven posted the next blog article about designing with hexagons… Part 2 of Going 3D covers sharing hexagons between layers, fun ways to gain volume and change width, and a few handy tips. Read the article: Designing with Hexagons: Going 3D (Part 2) For your convenience, here is a list of all projects mentioned in the article. Please note that if you are now a subscriber to Little Looms magazine, you will have access to all projects that were published in previous issues!
The Hope Vest
It has been a great privilege to tell the story of Diana and Handspun Hope in Handwoven May/June 2021. A story of “stepping up” to help widows and orphans in Rwanda. A story of building a way to live in peace, with food and shelter. And a story of reaching out to the rest of the world, through fiber.It is our wish that the Hope Vest will encourage weavers to explore the all natural, handmade fibers from this country far away.
Honey, It’s A Spring Wreath!
I happen to spot hexagons almost everywhere (and I hear you all laughing!) Therefore it is no surprise that the “beeing kind” spring theme at JoAnn Fabrics pulled me right in. A laser cut wooden honeycomb décor caught my eye: Those holes needed fabric … woven hexagons! Conveniently, JoAnn Fabrics also carries Lion Brand’s Bonbon yarn minis which are perfect for hexagon pin loom weaving, so a pack of “601 Nature”, a honeycomb wood décor, and I checked out the store minutes later.
Earth Day 2021
The idea started yesterday when I was reading an article by Handwoven editor Susan Horton, “WIFs for Earth Day Weaving”, with a call to plan or weave a project that’s good for the planet. I realized that If I make one hexagon every day until Earth Day (April 22, 2021), I will have seven hexagons to make a flower table topper! I will use this post to track the daily progress on my earth friendly weaving for the week to come …
When the Easter Bunny Steals the Elf Basket …
Remember the Efl Baskets? It only takes a few more steps to turn that pattern into an Easter bunny basket … and more …You can never have enough baskets (particularly those that hold treats). To make your next basket, try the Elongon™ 2″ R-regular loom (because that will give you extra tippy ears). You will need about 20 yards of yarn. I used a variety of Caron Simply Soft, Caron Cakes, and Caron Latte Cakes yarns. Leftovers are awesome for this project!
The Lozenges Scarf – A Bias Study Project
If you have that one skein of precious, beautiful worsted weight yarn, here is a project suggestion for you … You can use the bias fabric feature, as it is described in the article “Designing with Hexagons: Basic Concepts”, to stretch your one skein supply and make a cool scarf on your TexaTURTLE loom!
Hearts! … or How To Tame Bias Woven Squares
It’s the time of the year where it’s cold outside and warm, pink, and red everywhere else. Valentine’s Day is approaching! While it’s still about a month to go, this is the time to start crafting for it!In this blog we will take a look at “shaping fabric”. Bias fabric can be tricky to understand, but if we master its properties, we can put those special features to work and make beautiful things … like hearts!
“No Stress” 2021 Patchwork Project
What a year 2020 has turned out to be! I don’t think any of us had a clue when we started our “No-Stress” 2020 Patchwork Project last year as to how much we would need that “no stress” aspect for our crafts!But here we are, at the beginning of a new year. Those of you who participated in last year’s project and those who have been watching the progress from the sideline have indicated a clear “Let’s do it again”!
Beware of the Candy Monsters!
Here’s one more “spooky” project: Make two candy monsters for your little puppeteers! When I went to JoAnn Fabrics this summer I noticed a Red Heart “mini” yarn display. For pin loom weaving, I like to have a variety of coordinated colors, in small amounts, in one unit. I couldn’t resist to sample the yarn, and with Halloween coming, the “Monster” color run seemed to be a great choice.
Yarn Talk: A Selection of Hobby Lobby Yarns
My favorite season is autumn. Because of the weather, yes, but mostly for the fact that this is the time when the new fall/winter yarns are released! This year, I decided to do something new and share my sampling thoughts with you in a video, starting with a selection of Hobby Lobby yarns that I tried out recently.