My take on "The Band Wife" project in Rachel Denbow's book DIY Woven Art

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I love this book. If you're interested in learning how to weave, this is the resource for you. Rachel has mad teaching skills.  

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This project was adapted from a project featured inside her magical book. The pictures are fabulous! There are tutorials for lots of different woven projects and is a great resource for both seasoned and new weavers. Get a copy and start weaving! 

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Pom-Pom earrings for sale!

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Well, almost for sale. I'm going to list each pair on Etsy by late next week, but I'm waiting to get more photographs. Consider this a preview!  

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These fur-like earrings are made from wool roving. They are super soft and light weight. Each earring is gold and nickel-free.  

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Measurements (both wool roving and classic pom-pom):

From tip of earring to end of pom-pom: 3 1/4"

Pom-poms: 1 1/2" 

Some of the pom-pom earrings are shorter and are about 2 1/2" from the tip of the earring to the end of the pom-pom which is why they will be listed individually. 

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I'm also offering classic pom-pom earrings which are made from various types of yarn. Still light and soft, but a different texture and color variation.

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$12 per pair or 2 for $20.

$12 per pair or 2 for $20.

$15 per pair or 2 for $25.

$15 per pair or 2 for $25.

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I will advertise when the earrings are live! In the mean time, if you want to claim a pair, let me know what color and I'm happy to hold them for you (especially if you're local)! 

 

New weaving series

In the last few weeks I've been working on a series fringey, layered weavings. One of my main goals is to make pieces that are still somewhat sizeable, but take less time to create than my usual weavings. The faster I can make them, the cheaper I can sell them. It is so hard to price work that takes hours to create and still make them affordable. It's an ongoing process, but I'm making headway! 

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These weavings (and many more!) will be available at The Made Fest this fall. Stay tuned for details! 

Woven Rug (Work) Day 3!

...finished!!  

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This rug took me three working days to complete. Super easy. Really fast. Thumbs up. The ends curled up a bit, so next time I'll adjust my tension when I get to the final few colors. I think this could also be caused by the woven trim, so I'll have to try another one to find out.  Regardess, I love the way this little accent rug turned out. I want to start another one, but am just about an hour away from finishing the woven design on my pillow before I can take it off the loom, so no rug work until that's completed. Sigh.

Woven Rug!

I've been really itching to start new projects lately. However, this inspiration arrived just in time for me to pick up extra hours at work. I guess that means I'll spend some time day dreaming about weaving and yarn. Just to put my weaving addiction in perspective for you, I woke up with a skein of yarn next to me in bed this morning. It might be love.

I made the loom for this rug out of foamcore and it measures 26 inches. I'm following a tutorial on A Beautiful Mess by Rachel Denbow (which is where I first learned to weave)! I can't wait to add more rows, as I'm not sure where this piece is going. I'm exited to find out. 

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