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« on: November 12, 2014 07:48:47 PM »

I made this wall hanging for rockingbearranch in the Cryptids swap. It's a Jackalope I needle wove.



and here's a progress shot just to show you what I usually work with:



Easy peasy box cut up with slits for the yarn. If you've ever thought about doing this the materials are pretty easy to come across so I recommend it. I tried doing a board with plastic combs but I promise this is easier and better and cheaper.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014 08:14:15 PM »

Whoa, this rocks!!! 
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014 11:34:46 PM »

This is so beautiful! Love the colors and texture Smiley

*funny thing- when I first saw it, I felt like I wanted to try weaving again, as the piece is so cool. Then I thought: she probably has good tools and an actual frame and it'd be a waste of time to actually try to make something decent happen (like it usually turns out in my case, but I think I've always made the mistake of using way thinner thread fr the base... I really need to google good tutes for this).

But- thanks for inspiring and showing that a cardboard box is all a talented artist needs! Smiley
(... or just a naive enthusiastic waving newb, as it'd be in my case  Tongue)
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2014 02:13:16 AM »

Just brilliant. And thank you so much for showing that you don't need expensive equipment to achieve this result.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2014 06:37:56 AM »

This does rock in so many ways!  WOW!

I also thought I would need to make some elaborate frame weaving thing...to see something so wonderful using materials readily available and often labeled "trash" is so inspiring!

Love the colors and the design...fabulous job all around!
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014 07:02:30 AM »

Very cool and you did an incredible job creating your own weaving "machine" and pattern. Excellent! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2014 08:54:39 AM »

Very cool! little tapestries are always fun to do.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2014 06:55:15 PM »

This is so beautiful! Love the colors and texture Smiley

*funny thing- when I first saw it, I felt like I wanted to try weaving again, as the piece is so cool. Then I thought: she probably has good tools and an actual frame and it'd be a waste of time to actually try to make something decent happen (like it usually turns out in my case, but I think I've always made the mistake of using way thinner thread fr the base... I really need to google good tutes for this).

But- thanks for inspiring and showing that a cardboard box is all a talented artist needs! Smiley
(... or just a naive enthusiastic waving newb, as it'd be in my case  Tongue)

Oh, I say, try EVERYTHING. Don't limit yourself just because you think you think it won't be as good! This is probably my fourth finished weaving so It's not like I've been working at it for awhile. Once I get back home I will try and find a weaving tutorial that I looked at that inspired me. Smiley
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Very beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2014 07:08:41 AM »

http://www.craftleftovers.com/projects/cardboard-box-looms-diy-weaving-at-its-finest/

Here is the link for the cardboard box full loom with the thing that separates the yarns. I did not use that thing in this particular project though since this is a project that needs to be needle woven. However I used it in a previous project of mine for the chunky woven fabric on my Mountain man art doll. So the separation thingy does work very well. Sorry for all my less-than-technical terms. 

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