WEAVING - Mint Chocolate Chip Collection
I bought a floor loom last summer and I took a lesson on how to use it. I made a summer, cotton scarf and it was so much fun! Once again, though, this recent move has thwarted my progress and I have forgotten most of the steps and where to start. Now I am intimidated and confused every time I look at my loom. There have been a lot of wall hangings popping up in my Instagram feed and I started looking in to how to make those. Instead of using the large floor loom, they require a frame loom. The thought of using a frame loom felt a lot simpler and in a moment of spontaneity, I ordered a medium lap loom and tools from Sonora Handmade on Etsy. Her tools are modern, unique, beautiful, and I do not regret my moment of weakness. I was antsy as I waited for my loom to arrive (it was super fast shipping, two or three days can seem like forever when I am overly excited). To keep my mind busy I sorted my entire yarn stash by color and selected a few balls for my color scheme. As soon as my supplies arrived I pulled everything out and then just stared at it. I had no idea how to even start. I took a deep breath and started googling for help. I found this website right away and it was extremely helpful. I followed the instructions for warping the loom and then started experimenting. I tried out different shapes, weaves, and added fringes. I did not make a plan for these wall hangings, I just made it up as I went along. My edges curve in like an hourglass so I need to figure out how to solve that problem. Overall I am proud and pleased. I ordered the book DIY Woven Art by Rachel Denbow (another person I follow on Instagram) and am going to follow all her instructions and make each of her project to learn the proper techniques refine my skills. Then after those are complete, I will problem go weaving crazy and all my walls will be covered with wall hangings!
All of these weavings are available in my shop. Head over there to take a look!
UPDATE: Hula (the weaving with stripes and multi-colored fringe) is SOLD.