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21  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Dollar Store Loom on: March 23, 2010 06:37:58 PM

LOL. Ok, I just looked at my post while revisiting this awesome loom and realized it looks like I said "Hope you got an A- (as in A MINUS)." I meant it to read "Hope you got an A  -you deserve it!" (As in, A, DASH, you deserve it) So wanted to clarify. I'd be like, why in the heck does she think it didn't deserve a full A? So yeah, I'm not mean like that. It deserved an A. That is all. Smiley
Haha. When I was looking at this project, I saw your post and thought, "I wonder why this wouldn't deserve a full A?" That explains it!
22  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Edited: Painting with yarn, big piece off the loom finished and exhibited on: March 22, 2010 12:21:48 PM
I love this so much.  I'm really inspired to do something like this now.  (I know I won't be able to do it for a while, but someday soon I will!)

Is it weird if I say it looks like a map of a country?
...I also see a hummingbird... (the yellow and red parts.  The red is it's tail.)
23  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tapestry weaving starting points??? on: March 22, 2010 07:25:50 AM
to help with the tightness, make sure to weave with an angle (It's litterally called the weavers angle).  I can't find a diagram but it's really simple.  Instead of going across the warp at 90 degree angles, make it more like 135 (or 45 depending how you look at it) degree angles.  Once you get all of your yarn across, just push it up, and that will not pull in. ^_^  That's the magic of the weavers angle.  (Although, I don't think 45 degrees is right, I seems like too much, but then again I've always been good about my sides saying parallel.  There is no set number that I'm aware of.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgezMcjfvUE&feature=related (This video is super basic, but it talks about what to do with ends and the angle, so it could be worth a glance.)
24  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Tree/Klee Tapestry on: March 21, 2010 05:56:33 PM

I really love this.

But I am in shock for other reasons too.
I'm also experiencing deja vu.

I'm SURE last semester my fibers teacher showed a picture of this. 

And we used handmade looms with nails.

Now I dredge up this old and wonderful thread to ask.
Did you go to Central? O.o
25  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: My first Tapestry Weaving! on: March 21, 2010 05:40:05 PM
Haha--if only it had 10 different colors and a small empty space on it I would have to ask if we went to the same school!  I had to do the same thing!  (It's a good learning process.)

Very nice first weaving. ^_^ (much better than mine! ... but that also could be because I was forced to use so many darn colors. ...ya I'm not proud of mine.) 
26  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tapestry weaving starting points??? on: March 21, 2010 05:26:36 PM
Are you a Beginner beginner?   O.o  I'm not sure what to tell you, but

 I just found this video and it shows some nice basics on some of the different, and very basic things you'll want to know.


A couple of things it does not cover is what to do with the ends of a piece of yarn (just weave it in, and that small spot will get doubled up, but then the end will be secure, don't leave it on the edge... unless that goes will your design I suppose) and that you don't have to interconnect colors that are next to each other and I will create a cool slit.  (It doesn't cover sumac either. Sumac creates texture, but not as much as pile weave, or as they call rya.)

YouTube is a gold mine of videos--use it.  As for books, they can be useful, but you can't ask a book a question and get a clear answer all the time.  If you can find someone that weaves that's the best--but I suppose that's why you're asking here.  Books can get expensive, so check out what your library has. My town's one room library had over 20 books on crochet when I decided I finally needed to learn how.  (I didn't look, but I did see a couple weaving books as well so I'm sure any average library would have a few).

Also, look at other weavings to get ideas. ^_^

...of course this topic was posted October 27, 2009. (just noticing)

O.o  Well, I guess I'll leave this post in case anyone else wants to see the useful video I found, but I hope you managed to learn everything you needed to. 
27  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: Toothbrush rug? on: March 21, 2010 04:56:21 PM
weave   [weev] ; noun

1. to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material.
2.to form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of some material: to weave a basket; to weave cloth.
3.to form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole: to weave a tale; to weave a plan.
4.to introduce as an element or detail into a connected whole (usually fol. by in or into): She wove an old folk melody into her latest musical composition.
5.to direct or move along in a winding or zigzag course; move from side to side, esp. to avoid obstructions: to weave one's way through traffic.
I would say yes. It's not the conventional loom, but my weaving class went over coiling, so if I had to narrowly define it without a better category, I would stick it in weaving as well. I would just say it's a really cool off-loom project. ^_^
28  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / Re: Scraping Clock on: March 20, 2010 10:11:55 PM
Wow! How cute! I wonder if I could do something like this for my sister.... hmm... a 23rd birthday present?  We're getting old. Sad 
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