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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2012 08:09:24 AM »

Hi!  I hope you'll enjoy twining.  I have fallen in love with this form of weaving, and I'm working on my third rug now.  I made my own simple loom, by recycling a large painting canvas that was spoiled.  I have Bobbie Irwin's book, Twined Rag Rugs: Tradition In The Making and it has been very helpful to me.  The book includes directions for building different kinds of twining looms, as well as basic through advanced twining techniques.  I recommend it highly!
Happy weaving!
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nikschaf
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2013 10:10:52 AM »

Hi BlueCattledog,

Thanks for the book recommendation.  I will have to check it out.

Can you believe I have STILL not tried twining???  I did try locker-hooking, and made a bathroom rug using that method.  I liked it quite a bit and it was very portable.

Your response is a good reminder to me that I need to try that frame loom once and for all!!!
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2013 10:21:02 AM »

Absolutely I can believe it!!  I still haven't made DH's saddle blanket either!!!
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2013 02:26:17 PM »

Ha ha -- too funny!!  Mullerslane, you and I might be birds of a feather.  I feel a little pang of guilt whenever I see that twining loom hanging in the basement.  Especially since I was in such a hurry to get it. 

I always see folks demonstrating twining looms at a fiber festival we go to in May, and every year I vow to get cracking on using the thing.  Hmm...

But now look, as of this week you have all that lovely new corrie you can weave into this saddle blanket!  :-)
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2013 02:34:00 PM »

That corrie isn't near long enough for the blanket.  I'm talking a couple thousand yarns for that piece.
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