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How to Make a Simple Weaving Loom and Basic Weaving Techniques: part 2

 

This is the second in a series of three weaving posts and the first of two tutorials.

This tutorial covers "loom" construction and basic weaving technique. The next tutorial, called "Beyond the Basics," covers adding yarns, weaving in beads, floating yarns, adding small pieces of yarn, and twisting yarns together to create a new yarn. (That one will be posted tomorrow.)

How to Make a Simple Weaving Loom and Basic Weaving Techniques: part 1

I hadn't even finished the first piece of weaving on my new table loom before I began thinking about a weaving project that anyone could weave without owning a traditional loom or any weaving tools. I also wanted the project to be a "work in progress" that could be left on the "loom" as wall art.

 

And here it is...

Beautiful Surprises!

A lovely box sent by Royal Post from the UK arrived on my doorstep today. A totally unexpected surprise sent to me by Joan.

 

I have always been a child at heart, but when that box appeared, I swear I was as excited as a ten year-old on Christmas morning!

Just opening the shipping box was a treat in itself! As I pulled open the box flaps to see the delightful packages nestled inside, I was enveloped in the most delicious fragrance imaginable.

A Week of Contrasts

 

Trilliums are blooming!

We just returned from spending a few days in central Oregon along the John Day River looking for basalt flows containing pockets filled with zeolites. As you can readily see from this photo of the river, there is very little in that part of Oregon except...

MEME!

My friend Chris tagged me recently, so I must answer 15 questions about myself. Chris did say I could change the rules (if you read Chris's blog Prisim Trail! you already know Chris has never followed a rule in her life)! So, instead of writing out my answers, I am answering in pictures and that way, if you really don't care where I am going on my next vacation, you might still enjoy the photos!

Chris just returned from Hawaii and has posted a series of beautiful photos of her trip. Start here!

Chris also changed the "tag eight people" rule and only tagged one person! I like that change. I am tagging Liz, who just returned from a fabulous trip to Cairo and probably has all the time in the world to do this! Well, maybe not, but she is a wonderful photographer and I am hoping she will follow my lead and answer in pictures. Be sure to join Liz on her Cairo adventure. Bon voyage!

So, here we go! QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

1. What is your current obsession? I have two right now and both will result in tutorials this year.

Gourd crafts

Weaving

2. Which item from your closet are you wearing most lately?

3.What's for dinner?

Posole! Pork and hominy stew flavored with oregano, cumin, crushed red chili and onion.

4. What was the last thing you bought? A re-blooming lilac. Seriously, it blooms from May to frost! But it hasn't arrived yet, so no picture.

5. What is your favorite vacation spot? Olympic National Park:

Rain forests

Beaches

6. What is your favorite movie? "MOONSTRUCK" and "LOVE ACTUALLY"

7. What are you reading right now?

8. What four words would you use to describe yourself?

"I believe in magic!"

9. What will be the first Spring thing you do?

Sit on my patio, drink tea, and eat cookies.

10. What was the best thing you ate or drank in the past year?

This photo is as close as I can get to a Cornish Game Hen with a ginger, curry, apricot, cranberry glaze.

11. What flower are you most anxious to see this Spring?

California Poppies!

12. What is your current "guilty pleasure"? BACON - always has been and always will be!

13. What are you most happy doing? It's a tie!

Christmas

Photography trips.

14. What has had the greatest influence on who you are today?

Growing up in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

15. Care to share some wisdom?

"There are two ways to live your life.

One is as though nothing is a miracle.

The other is as though everything is a miracle."

Albert Einstein

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