Grene Braided Edge Finish

Grene rugs and blankets were a traditional style of blanket woven by the Saami on warp weighted looms. They were made of hand spun wool. The top edge of the blanket had a braid that was woven using a Saami weaving reed. The weft threads of the braid were the ends of the lengths of … Continue reading “Grene Braided Edge Finish”

Prym sock loom heel

In an earlier article I described how to knit in the round on a Prym sock loom. I find the instructions that come with the knitting loom a bit difficult to understand, so I have adapted the method slightly. I hope that you will find this a bit easier to follow. Please let me know … Continue reading “Prym sock loom heel”

Prym Sock Loom

I purchased a Prym sock loom today. I have read mixed reviews of them but thought I would give it a try. This knitting loom is similar to the round knitting looms but it is oval in shape. It has a rubberized base and the metal pegs look like bent paper clips. With the unique … Continue reading “Prym Sock Loom”

Rya Rug Video

How to Weave a Rya Rug on a floor loom. This rya rug is made of 100% hemp warp and weft. The video demonstrates how to cut the rya pile, tie the rya knots and weave the rug. The backing for the rug is woven in a tabby weave. The pile for the rya knots … Continue reading “Rya Rug Video”

Rya Rug Repair

Diagrams and instructions for how to repair a hole in a rya rug

Felting Project – Felt Necklace

Instructions for how to make a felt necklace – with a bit of crochet and wool roving.

Shetland square charts

Here are the knitting charts for my Shetland squares knitted afghan. Cable Wobble Holey Lace Rib Twist Rib Lines Hand spinning Shetland Wool Knitting Books Vogue┬« Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated Knitting For Beginners: The A-Z Guide to Have You Knitting in 3 Days (Includes 15 Knitting Patterns) Knitter’s Handy Book … Continue reading “Shetland square charts”

Queens Jubilee

Knitters are celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with special knitting projects.