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DIY Woven Earrings on our Round Weaver Looms! March 19, 2018 20:15

Did you know? You can make earrings from our Round Weavers! Here we have some finished Round Weavers using Sue Spargo threads and Trebizond silk.



Here's how to make your own pair of DIY woven earrings:

For hardware, we used 4 jump rings 8mm wide and 2 lever back closures.  We like lever backs because it feels most secure to us.  Plus, the fish hook closures tend to tickle.



Using jewelry pliers, open up the 4 jump rings just wide enough to fit around one of the warp holes on the 1” Round Weaver.  We found there was room for the warp thread and the jump ring on the 1” Round Weavers.



Place a jump ring around a hole on the Round Weaver and close the jump ring with your jewelry pliers.  


Then place the second jump ring around the first jump ring and add the lever back closure.

To do something similar with the larger round weavers, you need to have a larger first jump ring.  You may even need to drill a hole to accommodate a jump ring above the woven work.  In cases where you do not have a larger jump ring or access to a drill, we suggest getting creative with flexible wire.



We will be launching jewelry making Round Weaver kits in the late spring so be sure to sign up for our newsletter to know when they will be available!  


Needle Felted Bowl Video Tutorial February 07, 2014 18:31 1 Comment

We are so excited to launch our new needle felted bowl tutorial.  We hope this inspires folks to try needle felting once they see how simple and quick this project can be.

 

This video demonstrates how to get started with the wool roving and foam ball and all the way to finishing with the dots.  No fingers were hurt during the production of this video!

 

But, we did not create this without some incredible help from our professional video editor and Audrey Pearl.  Below, Audrey is hard at work last night putting the finishing touches on the video.  

 

Audrey Pearl hard at work for Purl & Loop

 

Audrey Pearl is requesting these bowls be made into food bowl size......

 

Icy Java, Court Jester, Pebble and Nuts Over Olives


"How To" Video on Basic Needle Felting Techniques May 01, 2012 15:47

Purl & Loop has a short video now available demonstrating simple needle felting techniques.  We hope this video demonstrates the simplicity as well as the abundant creativity options available within the craft of needle felting.  Happy Felting!






 


Rowan Ruffle Scarf in Trance March 26, 2012 15:53 23 Comments

Check out this Rowan Kidsilk Creation Ruffle Scarf in Trance!  This looks labor intensive but don't be intimidated.  We knitted this one in just a few hours.  We crocheted one in Dewberry in about an hour.   The pattern is included with the yarn and we have a video demonstrating how to make this in our Tutorial section.  We were a bit stumped (and frustrated) with what to use when the end of the pattern called for sewing the ends to secure the ruffle.  After some searching, we found thread colors to match and we were finally able to complete our project.  To make life easy, we now have complimentary matching thread available for the Trance, Dewberry and Candy Girl colors.



How to knit a scarf with Rowan Kidsilk Creation March 13, 2012 15:33

This tutorial complements the written pattern for the Kidsilk Creation Scarf.  We found the tutorial to be a bit easier to understand than the written instructions for people just getting used to this Rowan fabric/yarn.



Knitting Tutorial for Beginners March 13, 2012 15:30

There are a lot of resources out there if you're really interested in knitting.The Slip knot is what you need to first do before you can start knitting. After you have your slip knot you will want to 'cast on' by doing a 'slingshot cast on'. Now youre ready to knit! Enjoy!