Tri-Weave Samples
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              TIPS on using the frames  ~  Photos from the Workshops

The hands-on technique allows a myriad of color variations...
Varied weave techniques add surface texture and accents.

This one was made
on the full 8' size frame.

vibrant ribbons
mixed w/yarns

mix of reds, greys
& leno lace open weave

...and they make wonderful throws, too.


slight change of pattern
& more leno lace
    yarns, ribbons, galore...     

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   I pick up something new from every workshop. The simplest things make a big difference in working the loom comfortably and successfully. Things I've learned from students:

"The cool thing about the workshops... is that they create community. A gaggle of creative minds in one place is a powerful [incentive].
   ~ Alyson Stanfield, ArtBizCoach

* If yarn balls are rolling around on the floor, put them in a plastic bag & hang the bag from a lower nail on the frame. * Multiple triangles can be seamed together for multiple uses. Smaller ones make pockets, hoods, scarves...
* To relocate your frame or fit it into the car, before loosening the bolts, secure the yarn loops to the nails by stretching a long rubber band over them.

* If you can't stoop to the floor easily when nailing, or move up and down when weaving, lay the frame on a large table. Stand along the top edge and work from the outside in. This will work as far as you can reach, at least 20" or so. Then it should be a reachable height and you can stand it up.

Use for wraps,
table or window coverings, a throw,
or even pillows and totes.

* If you're working on a very large loom, lean it against a wall, slide the point down and further out from the wall and prop against a chair. Step inside the triangle to weave.


* If you're undecided about size, make an adjustable frame. Drill bolt holes in 2 settings, one at the corners of the top & side pieces, and one measured in about 12 in. from each end. Nails may need to be removed or added at corners.

      Weaving involves mixing in various yarns, colors, textures and even techniques
such as woven lace or beading. A shawl can be finished in a few hours, or worked at leisure while decorating your wall with a "work in progress". It is the most "forgiving" weaving project, allowing a myriad of changes, while stimulating you to keep creating everytime you see it.
If you have an idea for a custom combo of colors and textures, tell me and we can put them together into a piece just right for you. Call 850.997.5505 or email.