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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Anyone try those round knitting looms? on: May 10, 2005 06:26:13 AM
I have a scarf going on a round loom. It's fast and fun...now all I have to do is figure out how to "cast off"!

I bought the set at Hancock Fabrics a while back and though while they're not portable as I'd like them to be, they are fun to use.
2  UNITED STATES / Louisiana / Re:Can we... on: April 20, 2004 07:39:06 AM
Thank you, Leah, for adding the forum!

I know nothing of Baton Rouge or Shreveport, but I can recommend stores and vendors here in New Orleans.

PS: Go Tigers!
3  UNITED STATES / Louisiana / Can we... on: April 19, 2004 09:54:14 PM
...have a forum available under supply locations for Louisiana?


The Stitch Queen of New Orleans!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:Chopstick knitting needles on: March 31, 2004 07:05:48 AM
My hair is shoulder length, though I'm trying to grow it out longer.  I'll have to try out your suggestion the next time I fly.

I'm not normally a fan of metal needles--I much prefer wood or bamboo, so this may actually work.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:Chopstick knitting needles on: March 25, 2004 05:52:16 PM
Hi and thank you! I have a lace bookmark going on my size 3s (the "hot kisses" pair) right now.

I haven't flown in a while, but I'd be devastated if these babies got confiscated.  Yeah, I know they're cheap, but they're homemade.

Glad you like 'em!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re:should i take up weaving? on: March 22, 2004 06:06:08 PM
Well...this is a fine how'd ya do, as my grandmother would say.

Anyway, I tried to e-mail you a tutorial, but your ISP bounced it back to me. Ugh.

For everyone: there are two great books on the subject of taniko weaving.

1. Taaniko, by Joyce Ronald Smith.  Ms. Smith emphasizes technique rather than history, and adds a contemporary spin to the ancient craft.  She also has an interactive CD-ROM available, which is great.  Her website is www.taaniko.com

2. Te Whatu Taniko, by Hirini Moko Mead.  This book may or may be out of print.  I borrowed a copy from our state library  through interlibrary loan.  Dr. Mead (I assume he's a Ph. D.) concentrates on the history and traditional uses of taaniko [I'm using the double vowels, since macrons mess up here.].  He has only a short chapter on the techniques and has a sampler and belt as projects.  

Hope this helps.
The Stitch Queen of New Orleans
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re:making knitting needles...I have questions on: March 21, 2004 07:26:02 AM
I've heard good things about the Denise needle set. Since the money isn't flowing down here, I set out to make some chopstick needles.  Tutorial is on the "Completed Projects" thread.

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re:should i take up weaving? on: March 21, 2004 07:24:02 AM

Tutorial on the way!  I'll have to get some illustrations up, but I'll post it soon's I can.

The Stitch Queen of New Orleans!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re:should i take up weaving? on: March 20, 2004 09:28:08 PM
There is also a finger (non-loom) weaving technique known as tāniko (taaniko), which involves twisting different colors of fiber to create a project.

All you need are your fingers and several colors of fiber.

Let me know if you'd like directions, and I can post a tutorial.
10  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Taniko: Maori weaving technique on: March 20, 2004 09:24:29 PM

I'd like to know if anyone here is interested in the Maori (New Zealand) weaving technique known as taniko or taaniko. (actually, the a should have a macron over it, like this: tāniko, denoting a longer duration vowel in Māori.)

There's a great CD-ROM available at www.taaniko.com.

I have some directions for a belt, but I'm also looking for other projects to do.

Kia ora (thanks)!

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