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Queens Jubilee: jubilee

Diamond Jubilee Carriage
Norah Howarth has knitted a two-foot royal carriage along with the Queen and Prince Philip.

Royal Tea Party
Inb Lincolnshire residents have been knitting up a tea party for the royal family.

Diamond Jubilee Knitting
Saltburn Pier’s knitted Diamond Jubilee figures mystery – who are the mystery knitters?

Knit the Queen
A free knitting pattern from Deramores.

Queen’s Jubilee River Pageant
Sheila Carter has spent more than 500 hours knitting a woolly version of the Queen’s Jubilee river pageant.

Little Lamb Wool
Some last minute knitting kits to celebrate the Jubilee.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Parade in Chichester

(Not fibre arts related – but part of the local festivities for the Diamond Jubilee celebration this weekend – complete with marching bands and belly dancers)

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Card Woven Edging

Card or tablet woven edgings have been used in Finnish and Sami textiles since ancient times. Blue Skirts and Golden Belts – Textile fragments have been found in Viking Age textiles of Finland. Card or tablet weaving was used for weaving belts but it could also be used as a woven trim. The tablet woven finish was applied to the warp ends of the woven fabric as a finish. In traditional Karelian clothing, card woven trim can be found at the bottom of skirts and aprons or as belts.
Sami Band Weaving
The Saami also weave bands at the start of a weaving project. Once the card weaving trim has been woven, the warp is then attached to the top of a warp-weighted loom to continue the weaving.

Tablet Weaving Pattern #102
The weaving pattern for this card woven belt.

Instructions for How to Weave a Trim to the Edge of a Warp using Card or Tablet Weaving

    Fasten the woven fabric to a table edge. I use an art board and attach it using large paper clips. This helps to hold the fabric in place while you are weaving.

Weave a length of the card woven belt – If you are going to be using the trim as a belt then weave a sufficent length for the end of the belt.

Continuing on in the card weaving pattern, turn the cards 1/4 turn. Instead of weaving the weft with the yarn you were using, you will replace this with the warp ends of your fabric.

      For the first shot, pick up 2 warp ends and pass these through the open shed.

Turn the cards 1/4 turn.
Pull the warp threads to adjust the tension so that the edge of the belt is snugly against the edge of the fabric.
Pass the 2 warp ends back through the open shed.

Turn the cards 1/4 turn and adjust the tension of the weft.
From the back of the fabric, pick up 1 warp end and bring this to the front and pass it through the next open shed.
Pick up 1 end from the previous warp threads and pass it through the open shed.

Turn the cards 1/4 turn and adjust the tension.
Pass the 2 warp threads back through the next open shed.

Turn the cards 1/4 turn and adjust the tension.
Again pick up 1 new warp end from the warp fabric.
Pass this warp thread through the open shed.
Pick up 1 warp end from the previous warp threads.

Turn the cards 1/4 turn and adjust the tension.
Weave back the 2 warp threads.

Turn the cards 1/4 turn and adjust the tension.
Continue weaving in this fashion, picking up 1 new warp end from the fabric and 1 warp end from the previous group.

In this example I am weaving the edging onto a wool and hemp wall hanging. The wool weft of the woven fabric that I used was quite fine, so I am picking up and weaving 4 warp ends at a time. If you are using yarn of different weights, you may need to adjust the number of warp ends that you pick up, to match the weight of the weft that you were using at the beginning of the belt so that the width of the belt remains consistent.
I am using Finnish Kalalanka weaving yarn for the warp of the tablet weaving. You can substitute with any good quality cotton yarn.

How to Weave a Card Woven Trim onto Fabric – You Tube

      I made this video with my new Sony HD video Camera. I edited it with Vegas Platinum software. Please excuse the slight camera bumps etc – as I am still learning how to use the software.
        The music was kindly supplied by

Moby Gratis.

Paivatar Tablet Weaving Cards
Paivatar Tablet Weaving Cards

Please check my PaivatarYarn Shop on Etsy for my new tablet weaving cards.

I now hand dye high quality worsted wool yarns with plant dyes that are suitable for tablet weaving. Please visit my shop on Etsy for more information. PaivatarYarn on Etsy.
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Small Loom Weaving

Spears Weaving Looms
2 Hole Weaving Reeds
Backstrap Looms
Tablet Weaving Pattern

Card Weaving Books

Card Weaving
With nothing more than colored yarn and simple cardboard squares, crafters can produce exquisitely patterned woven bands.

..more Card Weaving books

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Nettle Yarn

Function with Beauty
by John Dunsmore
http://resurgence.gn.apc.org/articles/dunsmore.htm
The fibre from the Nettle plant has been used as clothing in many cultures. In Nepal, the Himalayan giant nettle was processed and used for both fine clothing and for sailcloth. The fibre from the inner part of the plant was removed. The bark is stripped and can be used for basketry. To soften the fibre, the inner bark was simmered overnight in a solution of water and wood ash. The fibre is then beaten and rubbed with oil to make it easier to separate and tease for spinning. The fibre is dried in the sun and handspun with a hand spindle.
http://resurgence.gn.apc.org/articles/dunsmore.htm

Nettle Cultivation
An exploratory study was done by FAIR-CT98 to reintroduce the cultivation of stinging nettle Urtica Dioica. The nettles are planted on trial fields of 10 hectares and the fibres will be spun into yarn and woven into fabrics to determine different applications.

Grado Zero Espace is researching the use of nettle as an environmentally friendly alternative textile. Nettle yarn was used in WW1 and WW2 as a substitute for cotton yarns. Stinging nettle has a hollow core making it a natural insulation. For warmer winter garments the yarn is spun with less twist so the hollow fibre can remain open. For summer wear the fibres are more tightly twisted, reducing the insulation . Nettles were also used as a natural dye. The leaves produce a green and the roots were boiled with salt or alum to yield a yellow dye.

Barhka Textiles
Village women knit wild nettle yarn into scarves.

The Wild Swan
“Look at the nettle that I hold in my hand! Around the cave where you are sleeping grow many of them; only those nettles, or the ones found in churchyards may you use. You must pick them, even though they blister and burn your hands; then you must stamp on them with your bare feet until they become like flax. And from that you must twine thread with which to knit eleven shirts with long sleeves. If you cast one of these shirts over each of the eleven swans, the spell will be broken…”
Hans Christian Anderson

Spinning Nettles – You Tube

From Sting to Spin

Gillian Edom writes about the historic use of nettles.

Exotic Yarns
Salish Blankets
Wooly Dogs
Spider Silk
Ramie
Norse Yarn

Yarn Spinning Books

The Practical Spinner’s Guide – Cotton, Flax, Hemp (Practical Spinner’s Guides)

Hand Spun: New Spins on Traditional Techniques

The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn

Dog Hair Spinning: aa030102

Handspun dog hair or chiengora. Did you know you can spin pet hair?

Wolf Tales, Wolf Yarn, How to turn wolf fur into wolf yarn

Subarctic Spinners

Kenai Peninsula Online clarifies that the dog fur ban doesn’t apply to to hair that is brushed or shed, only to the pelts of the animals.

Woolly Dogs

Custom Dog Hair Spinning
Have your pet’s hair hand-spun into a beautiful yarn, then made into a loving keepsake.

Chiengora Fibers

Hand spun Dog and Cat Fur

How to Wash Dog Hair before Spinning – You Tube

Handspinning Books

The Whole Craft of Spinning: From the Raw Material to the Finished Yarn
Everything you need to know from set-up to finished product in order to create distinctive yarns for use in knitting, weaving, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery, and macrame.
UK: Whole Craft of Spinning

The Knitter’s Book of Wool: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving this Most Fabulous Fiber
The vast world of sheep and their wool into the language and context of knitting.
UK: Knitters Book of Wool

..more Handspinning books

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Wet Felted Easter Eggs

How to wet felt Easter eggs in 5 minutes – This project makes small quail size felted eggs. Good for a beginner felters of all ages.

felted quail eggs

    Time required: 5 minutes

    Supplies needed:

    Small quantities of wool roving, both natural white and dyed colours
    (Merino wool top works best)
    Small bits of wool yarn
    1 bowl of hot water
    Dish detergent
    1 bowl of cold water

Fill a bowl with hot tap water and a bit of dish detergent.
Fill a second bowl with cold tap water.
Take a small piece of white wool roving and form it into a ball shape.
Take another bit of coloured wool roving or wool yarn and wrap it around the formed ball.
Dip the ball of wool into the bowl of hot soapy tap water.
Rub the wool roving in the palm of your hand, forming a ball shape.
Continue to rub it vigorously and continue to dip it in the hot soapy water.
The wool will start to harden and form a ball shape.
When it starts to harden, dip it in the cold water and continue to roll it between the palms of your hands.
Alternate between dipping the wool ball in the hot water and cold water, squeezing out excess water.
When the wool ball has become quite hard (about 3-4 minutes of rolling)
Pinch and shape the ball into an egg shape.
Continue to roll in your hands and dip into the cold and hot water
until you are happy with the consistency of the hardened felt.

How to Make Felted Easter Eggs

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Sony HDR-CX190 High Definition Handycam 5.3 MP Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom (2012 Model)

Serif MoviePlus X5

Feltd Egg Shells
Feltd Egg Shells

Feltmaking
Wet Felting at Waldorf
Making handmade felt is part of the curriculum at Waldorf schools.

rainbow birds
Etsy: Rainbow Birds
Folksy: Rainbow Birds

Felted Necklace
Felted Posey Pot
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Feltmaking Books
Felting – The Complete Guide
Combine painting and sculpture, wrap it up in the delightful texture of wool, and you have felting.
UK: Felting

Little Felted Animals: Create 16 Irresistible Creatures with Simple Needle-Felting Techniques
How to make the cutest little miniature animals, using just a few simple tools and some wool roving.
UK: Little Felted Animals

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50 Colors Wool Fibre Roving DIY Needles Felting Starter Kit Handcraft Mat Tools

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Needle Felting Starter Kit / Lot + Wool Roving and Supplies

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Easter Feltmaking

A collection of felted Easter crafts to inspire!!

How to wet felt Easter eggs

Needle Felted Easter Bunnies
Simply adorable!

Needle Felted Peeps
Bunnies tend to multiply…

Felted Easter Basket
Knit and felt this Easter basket.

Easter Bunny Felting Pattern
Instructions for needle felting Easter bunnies.

Needle Felted Spring Chick Kit
All you need to make your own felted chicks.

Sochi Felted Birds
Sochi Felted Birds

Etsy: Wet Felted Easter Eggs
How to Make Felted Easter Eggs

More Easter Crafts

More Easter Crafts and Projects
Easter Knitting Patterns
Easter Crochet Patterns
Easter Cross Stitch and Needlework Patterns
Easter Clipart
Easter Weaving, Dyeing and Spinning Crafts
Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Easter Beadwork
Easter Tapestry
Easter Basketry
Easter Feltmaking

Feltmaking Books

Little Felted Animals: Create 16 Irresistible Creatures with Simple Needle-Felting Techniques
How to make the cutest little miniature animals, using just a few simple tools and some wool roving.
UK: Little Felted Animals

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Needle Felting Starter Kit / Lot + Wool Roving and Supplies

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Clothkits

Clothkits is a unique sewing store that recently opened up just down the street from where I live, in Chichester UK.
The shop specializes in sewing fabrics that have the pattern printed onto the cloth. This is a perfect way for a beginner sewer to learn to sew.

Clothkits was originally created by Anne Kennedy in 1969 and sold in 1988. It was operated as a mail order business specializing as sewing patterns forn children’s clothes. The patterns and designs were printed directly onto fabric. All you need to do is cut on the dotted line and follow the sewing instructions to assemble your garment. Clothkits was resurrected by artist Kay Mawer and the original patterns are now available once again through mail order and through their local shop in Chichester.

Clothkits also offers other sewing and craft kits and supplies, felting kits, knitting kits and projects for both young and old alike. They offer sewing, embroidery and other craft classes as well.

Clothkits Relaunch

Clothkits Peekaboo Dress Tutorial


How to sew a child’s Peekaboo Clothkits dress.

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Rigid Heddle Band Weaving: Beaivi video

Here is a YouTube video demonstrating how to weave using the Beaivi weaving loom – A Sami-style 2 hole rigid heddle.

This Sami loom can be purchased from Stoorstalka.

Weaving Draft
The weaving draft for this Sami band:

A pickup weaving pattern for a Sami 2 Hole Rigid Heddle loom, worked over 9 pattern threads.

      Please note:

 

    The pattern draft has been turned on its side so that it fits better on the page.

2hrh-weavingdraft

To read the draft, the background pattern threads are threaded alternately through the bottom set of holes and the slots.
e.g. in this pattern starting from the right side, there are 2 green threads, 4 white, 2 red, 2 blue, 4 red and so on. Thread the first green yarn through the first slot on the right, the next green through the bottom hole, the next white through the following slot, next white through the next bottom hole etc. Continue following the pattern and warp the loom across.

Once you have completed threading the background threads, then thread the white pattern threads (9) centering them into the middle of the warp and thread them through the top holes.

Beaivi:

      Wikipedia
    Beaivi (or Päivi in Finnish) is the Sami name for the Sun or Sun deity. In Sami myth, she travels with her daughter Beaivi-nieida through the sky in an enclosure covered by reindeer bones, bringing green plants back to the winter earth for the reindeer to eat. She was also called upon to restore the mental health of those who went insane because of the continual darkness of the long winter.


Sami Band Weaving
How to warp the Saami Beaivi Loom

Sami 2 Hole Weaving Reed

My Saami Heritage

Sami Gallery
A wonderful gallery of Inari Sami Duodji

Saami Beaivi Loom Weaving Workshops

Beginner Saami Pickup Band Weaving Learn the basics of how to weave pickup using a Beaivi double hole rigid heddle loom.

Beavi 2 Hole Weaving Reed
Beavi 2 Hole Weaving Reed

You can now purchase these Sami band weaving reeds through my Etsy shop.

Ravelry Discussion

Looms To Go Discussion Group

Band Weaving Books
Weaving Patterned Bands: How to Create and Design with 5, 7, and 9 Pattern Threads
Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving
Weaving Bands: Woven bands / Table Bands / Plaited Bands / Insertion Bands

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