Sunday, September 6, 2015

First Paracord Braid

I love my 6 ft. leather leash, but sometimes it's just too bulky for training. So I tried out braiding a 3 1/2 ft. leash and a pull tab in para cord. I am very pleased with it. The red sorta matches Moss's service dog vest. I posted this on a group page on Facebook and someone already offered to buy one. That gives me ideas....

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Plugging Along

Still working on the tapestry rug. I'm over half-way there.  This section has taken as long as the whole rest of the rug. I'll be staying away from symmetric patterns in the future.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Inkle Band

I finally dusted off the old inkle loom and made a strap for my hand-knitted treat pouch for dog training. The instructions called for a clip to attach it to your belt. I don't wear belts and having it hanging from one clip made it bunch up so it was difficult to use. I had attached a cord which worked a lot better, but didn't look all that nice. So-time to do some inkle weaving. Much better. And I can wear it under my t-shirts as a pocket when my pants are pocketless!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bobbin Along

I'm still working on the tapestry rug. It's not perfect. I'm not to experienced in it but thought this would be a good chance to learn some tricks.

I did figure out how to make my own bobbins. At $20 a pop, I thought it would be worth it to make my own. I came up with this with dowels and beads. I love em. It only takes me five minutes to make one. I'm not so good at making the non-slip loop though.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Feeling Loomy

Now that I'm out of the hospital and in my new digs, I have the room to set up my looms. My little Dorset loom had a really long warp on it of ugly nylon. I decided to take the warp off and put it on the bigger loom so I could make some rugs with it. I had unwoven some rag rugs that were coming apart and within a day I was ready to weave. I finished the two rugs in record time and decided to try a tapestry rug with what warp was left.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Needle Felted Dorper Sheep

I decided to make a last minute present of a needle felted sheep. Dorpers are one of the favorite breeds of  sheep of people who keep sheep to train their border collies on. They are hair sheep - meaning they don't have usable fleece. They are very hardy, parasite resistant and easy keepers.They often have dark heads and white bodies although mixes come in all sorts of pretty spots and colors.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Mills and Snowmen

Here's the finished warping mill cut down to just fit on my folding table. It's not as small as the one online but I didn't want to cut too much. It actually works better than it did originally.

And here's the needle felting project.