I just couldn't wait to weave, you guys. I just couldn't wait. It was everything I could do not to weave last night after I assembled and warped my frame loom yesterday, but I at least wanted to space the Periscopes out by a day. So I waited. Until this morning.
This morning, I dug through scrap yarn in my studio, gathered a bunch of it up, fired up Periscope, and spent and hour weaving on my frame loom for the first time, in a live video stream. The video's below, if you want to grab something to make and watch along (bonus points if you weave for the first time!).
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- This is the frame loom I'm using.
- The tutorials I read before starting the broadcast are:
- The lovely Instagrammer who said crafts feel more accessible knowing that not everyone is ace at it right from the start is jesieost.
- The book I'm currently reading is The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, by Katarina Bivald.
- Here’s a bunch of links on Pinterest about making your own frame loom (lots on there about looms you can buy, too.)
- Beth Graham (you should check out her amazing crochet class, btw) pointed out that the way I made the tassels may not actually secure them to the bottom of the weave (I need to investigate further). Regardless, in the future I will probably make a row or two of plain weave before I make the tassels. Even if I did wrap the tassels around the correct warp threads, putting them on after a few rows of plain weave should make the bottom of the weave more structurally sound.
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