Yellow & White Loom Weaved Place-mats finished

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Thanks to all the thunderstorms keeping us indoors (and offline) I got all 4 of my place-mats made. They turned out quite well. They’re 12 x 15 inches. They’re real cheerful and bright in real life.
This is my second set of place-mats that I’ve weaved on the Martha Stewart Loom. They’re easy to clean. I just throw them in the wash with everything else and then throw them in the dryer afterwards. I’ve never blocked them.
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I crocheted a doily for the middle of the table. I had to block it. I was too lazy to set up a board and put pins all around it. Instead, I used my yellow Knifty Knitter loom. I placed the stitches of the outer edge of the doily over the posts and sprayed the doily with water, then let it dry. Ta dah! It worked like a charm and was so easy to do.

Happy Crafting!

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WIP Wednesday – Loom Weaving Place-mats

IMG_2676aI’m trying to make some bright new place-mats. I enjoy weaving. This particular weave reminds of gingham.
Martha Stewart Looms ability to be made into different sizes is a big plus with projects like this.
I’ll post an update later on.

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Dreaming of a Picnic

1-picnicblanketPicnic weather is finally here. Hopefully I’ll be able to use my picnic blanket sometime this Summer.
I made it last year using my Martha Stewart loom set, but never got a chance to use it outside.
2-picnicblanketMy picnic blanket is about 62″x 44″
After I got it all together and finished, I washed it and laid it wrong side up on the floor so I could clip/tie off  any loose yarn ends. My grandson laid down on it. Like a toddler following in his big brothers footsteps Shelibean laid down on it too. They looked so comfy that it made me wonder if it’s more of a napping blanket instead of a picnic blanket. lol I’m glad they laid on it and I was able to click off a couple photos because it kind of helps give an idea of the size.
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The squares are half red and half other colors. I positioned them in a manner to be a zigzag type pattern.
I wove red & white triangles to fill in the sides and corners.3-picnicblanket5-picnicblanketThe only thing I would have done differently with my picnic blanket is I would have made it one row of squares wider so the zigzag would be pointing the same way on each side. I didn’t realize it until I had it mostly sewn together and I wasn’t about to take it apart.

I’m quite pleased with my blanket. I’ve gotten many compliments on it. Most folks are fascinated that I used a Martha Stewart Loom set to weave it. I tell them it was somewhat like making a quilt. I made the blocks and then hand sewed them all together. It took alot of time to make all the blocks, but it’s so worth it when I see my finished creation.

picnicI hope you all have warm sunny days
to have many fun filled picnics.
Have a great rest of the week!

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Here’s a video I found on youtube that shows
how to weave the triangles on a square loom:


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