This book is just packed with innovative ideas and interesting ways to use fabric and fiber.
Small Loom and Freeform Weaving:
Five Ways to Weave
30 projects for home décor and fashion accents.
Yarn arts and felting are two of today’s most popular crafts, and popularity for weaving, a natural extension of those crafts, is growing. Small hand-held looms and tabletop looms are now available at yarn shops and hobby/craft stores, and readers of Small Loom and Freeform Weaving can even construct looms themselves using common household materials. Most looms can be constructed in a couple minutes and can be reused numerous times.
This book also shows readers how to use their looms to make 30 projects, some of which can easily be completed in an evening or weekend. Readers will enjoy step-by-step, diagrammed instructions for personal items, such as iPod and cell phone holders, scarves, purses, and jewelry, and home décor projects, such as pillows, table runners, wall hangings, and book covers.
With the sunny days upon us I thought it fitting to share with you this cool woven eyeglass case that is made from strips of fabric! Incidentally it would make a great Mother's Day gift, don'tcha think?
Click on the image to enlarge and read how to weave an eyeglass case from strips of fabric.
I have been weaving since I was a kid. I probably was even crafting in the womb, I'll have to ask my mom about that one on Mother's Day. She'll giggle.
One of the things I made was those pot holders with the stretchy loops. I scored a loom and some loops at a thrift store recently and made one again with the supplies that came in the box.
Always one to recycle and seeing the eyeglass case inspired me to look around and see what I could get some stretchy loops out of. The sleeves of a t-shirt looked like they might work.
So I cut some loops out of the sleeve of a t-shirt about 3/8 of an inch wide and went to town loading up my loom.
Here is the loom all full. As you can see I had to make the hook that is used to draw the loops through out of some wire I had around.
Here is my finished pot holder and just for fun the one in the middle was the one I made with the loops included in the kit I got at the thrift store and the one on the left is one I made as a kid. These are just a few of the patterns you can make.
And now back to eye glass cases. I folded my t-shirt loop pot holder in half and it holds a small pair of sun glasses or reading glasses just great!
SEE! (I haven't made a bad pun in a very long time)
So my question for you:
Do you still do the same crafts you did when you were a kid? or have you evolved into other things?
Tell us what you did as a kid and what you do now.
As a thanks for sharing you'll be entered to win a free book!
And speaking of winners:
I would like to congratulate-
They are our latest 4 winners of a free book!
Keep sharing those answers- I don't know about you all but I have picked up a few cool ideas and laughed a bit too!