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Topic: Weaving practice (clipboard loom and picture fram loom!)  (Read 2838 times)
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« on: August 08, 2011 05:13:38 AM »

I have wanting to do weaving for awhile now but have not purchased the loom I've been looking at yet (Cricket). To get some practice in, I through something together on a clipboard.


weaving on a clipboard by Lucky XIII, on Flickr

Wanting to do something bigger so that I could destash some of my yarn and also use the yarn that I spun, I bought a wooden picture frame from Michaels. It was on clearance for $8. I found some nails and put them in at half inch apart around all four sides, and then after supper I went at it.


Handmade frame loom by Lucky XIII, on Flickr


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The weft is yarn that I had a hard time spinning on my drop spindle and it came out very thick. It is a bunch of different fibers mixed together but very pretty. I had no idea what I was going to do with it since it didn't give me too much, but it turns out that it was perfect for this project. It has lots of different texture to it and it looks a little like stained glass.

I'm very happy with how this turned out and am not trying to figure out what to do with it. First I need to get it off though!
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011 05:26:54 AM »

Very like stained glass. The black makes the colours shine like jewels.  I hope you can get your loom soon.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011 05:59:27 AM »

Beautiful!  Now what are you going to do with the finished product?  (after you get it off, that is).  I love the look and the texture must be wonderful!
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2011 06:49:22 AM »

Very pretty!  The bright colours look great against the black warp. Great textures too.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011 07:13:43 AM »

Thank you for the comments! I don't normally make threads for my stuff but I was so happy with this that I really wanted to share it.

I'm a little afraid of ruining it if I were to try and make something from it. I think I might make it a wall hanging and put it up in my craft room.  Cheesy

I forgot to mention that this took me four hours to weave! It did not feel like it took that long at all though since I was really enjoying it. It probably took me a half hour to hammer all those nails in first.
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2011 10:01:49 AM »

Ooh, good idea. I've got some skiens of puffy yarn I have no idea what to do with, since it's a huge pain to crochet with, but I could definitely make a rug with it! Anyway, that looks really neat!
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2011 09:33:09 AM »

I've got another one ready to go. The frame is wrapped up but I haven't started weaving on it just yet. My cat keeps trying to sleep on it  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011 07:28:09 AM »

Here it is finished. Got another ball of the rainbow yarn left so am going to do another. Thinking of turning it into a pillow.

Another handweaving by Lucky XIII, on Flickr
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2011 08:39:21 AM »

Saw this on Pinterest  Smiley

Love the colors you used! And great idea to destash homespun,  need to do that! Haha may have to make one of these for myself  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012 03:42:28 AM »

Hi, very innovative and great results!
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