Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I'll put a hex on you...

You all know by now that I'm obsessed with small lap looms. Until recently I've been using my four Hazel Rose diamond looms more often than the rest. Oh yes, you read that correctly. My toolbox is full of lap looms in a variety of shapes and sizes other than diamonds. I have triangles, squares, rectangles, tumbling blocks, and my newest acquisition, the hexagon loom (which Hazel had laying around her workshop and agreed to sell it to me upon my request...Thank you Hazel!).

You see, I had a wild idea stuck in my craw, which entailed weaving on the hex loom in a similar fashion to that of weaving on any other small frame loom. I envisioned a straight weave, working warp and weft simultaneously, thereby eradicating the complicated warping method previously promoted for hex shaped lap looms. My crazy contemplations were definitely not in vain for I was eventually able to figure the weave out...

Ta-da!





Not bad eh?

Here's the hex freshly liberated from it's frame....



Methinks I see a woven hex throw or bedspread in my future....

9 comments:

Unique2wh0 said...

WOW!! I love it :-)

charity said...

This is a very well explained blog...nice way to show how it is done.Looks nice,colorful and vibrant.

Batty said...

Yes, it wants to be a crazy colorful hex spread!

Sus said...

Oooh, very nice! Can't wait to see that awesome bedspread! ;)

Shelley said...

I have much love of the hex loom.

luvme2xs said...

Hi there - I just found your blog and I absolutely love it! I am a new blogger (crafts, crochet, mouse musings) and I thought I'd say hi and invite you over to mine. Happy blogging - Diana (luvme2xs.blogspot.com)

Christine said...

Very colourful and innovative.

I have pleasure in passing on a Sunshine Blog Award. When I opened your blog and saw the enticing header I wondered what I was going to see. I found the rest of the blog was the same. A bright cheerful, innovative mixture of crafts and beautiful designs. Thank you

It's just Raven said...

Wow! Will you be writing a tutorial and taking some pix to show how you did that? I'm in awe!!! I'm sooooo tempted to build a hex now but I don't think I could figure it out like you did....

crochet terms said...

wow! it's so cool! and it's very colorful!