Winter is always the season of weaving for me. With my overly large floor room, it’s the only time of year that I’m okay being tucked into my basement studio for hours shuttling back and forth. I turn on the space heater, bring down a pot of tea and put […]
Weaving is one of the best ways to use up buckets of yarn scraps. And, it turns out, cardboard boxes too! This is a super fun project to take up a few hours and end up with a mountable little tapestry at the end of the day. You can make it with your kids and have them take turns weaving.
I’m not sure if you’ve ever heard of Pay With a Tweet before, but, read on and you will! This great service let’s you set up a tweet, a gift to download, and then generate the code for you (or in this case me). It allows us to swap nice and even steven. :) You tweet (or post on Facebook) about my holiday related eBook Card.Paper.Ribbon. and in exchange, I give you this sweet little tutorial for using greeting cards by making them into sturdy, woven coasters!
Part of stash busting is to finish all my WIPs. Instead of posting all my WIPs at once, I’ve opted to post about one at a time. Focusing on each one, finishing it, and moving on to the next. Each WIP has a story to tell. Some will end up […]
March and all its dreary weather has flown by with the help of some plushy goodness. Now April is just around the corner and Craft Leftovers Monthly is here to help usher in the spring season! :: Bike riding :: Basket making is the prominent theme (recycled paper and reed weaving projects) […]
This beautiful tiny zine is, literally, the size of a match box. The introduction and then the history of the Borrowers with a cute little accompanying magnifying glass. You will need it. This zine is all about post. I love getting mail and mail art is even better. The page […]
The couch totally needs a redress. I really want to make a slip cover, but wow that’s a huge project. I think I need a baby step first. I want to do something to jazz up this bag boy on bricks (literally, but that is a story for another day […]
Folklore is one of my favorite places to draw inspiration from, so when the Octagon Center for the Arts asked me to participate in a “Folk Lore Summer Art Camp” I jumped on it. I packed up my spinning wheel, tapestry loom, weaving and spinning samples, drop spindles, carding paddles, […]
Weaving is such a versatile craft. Yes, you can make throws and rugs and tapestries. But you can also make clutches and badges and, like in Weaving Unloomed by Diane Gilleland – patches and pillows and all sorts of other things. And that’s just with yarn. There is so much […]
This great new book by Diane Gilleland has 5 great projects for weaving without a loom. Each project is unique and interesting. It covers a lot of bases too, it’s not all one style or one type of project, each project uses a different method. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ It’s the perfect thing […]
The other day I was so happy to receive this great little bundle of weaving delights. That’s right it was issue number 2 of the Telaic Fantasy DIY Weaver’s zine by Su Mwamba! I love how she has made each zine by hand, folding the paper this way and that […]
Su of Tangled Crafts has sent us all another great how to! How to make your own weaving needle from old gift cards. Here is what she says about it: “My usual suggestion for a makeshift weaving needle is to use a hairclip. But what if you don’t have a […]
I’ve been working this afternoon on a project I’m doing with some kiddos as part of the Spring Break Art Camp. I’ll be working with kids 5 and up so it has to be easy, solid, and the flexibility to be more complex.
Suzanne Mwamba is the author of the TangleCrafts website – a great resource for all things diy weaving and embroidery! You can visit her website here and her shop here. Make sure to take a look at her new zine+kit subscription: DIY Weaving Club! I first met Suzanne Mwamba when […]
Quite some time ago I was in a Knitter’s Tea Swap and my swap buddy sent me this amazing card that was a little tapestry weaving in a card. I had always wanted to make my own and when I picked up Time to Weave at the library 2 weeks […]
I have been fortunate enough in my life to receive many things through the generosity of others. My grandma gave me all of her craft supplies getting me started on my life adventure of pattern writing, craft leftovers, fiber arts, and now teaching classes and workshops.
I’ve hit a few bumps along the road of redoing this lamp. Mainly, lots of rain. So today, I woke up and it was sunny out, finally! It’s go time lamp! I taped it all up using masking tape and newspaper. I bundled up the cord in some more newspaper […]
I first learned how to make these great little bobbins in my beginning weaving class at Northern Illinois University. They are great for weaving, especially tapestry weaving, but also when working brocade on the floor loom. The thing is, they are great for knitting and crochet and pretty much any […]