Ever since I spotted this piece in Threads on making a bag by weaving it on a pin loom I have been itching to try this! Although this technique is often associate with childrens crafts I think there is loads of possibilities. I hope readers can see the possibilities too.
A similar ‘no loom’ technique is weaving on a cardboard loom
Over on her blog Tenar has written tutorials on constructing and using a pin loom and a second tutorial on using a needlelace-style cardboard loom on pin weaving in different colours on freestyle weaving using chain stitches, how to use this technique to weave Soumak style
Julie Yonge has written a piece on pin weaving for CQ Mag online
Ann Haritatos of Weaving and Intersections has explored the possibility of weaving organic shapes using pin weaving
Also Bead wrangler has some off loom weaving examples with a very organic feel. These are published along side some tips and technique advice
Now my imaginings go to mixing this technique with beads and textured threads to make free form organic shapes that can be joined together.
Why am I not experimenting with this yet?
Well … I am writing the GIMP course, have some threads to skein which I hate to admit but I dyed them in February. Ning will announce their new plans next week and I need the decks clear so if I have respond to changes I can.
In the garden I am dealing with the worst cooch invasion in years. We had a bit of rain after a drought of nearly 10 years and the aggressively invasive stuff has gone mad. I have to get I up before winter otherwise I will regret it in Spring. Apart from agapanthus it is the only thing to have survived the fires in Canberra.
I wonder if cooch could be the design source? Toddles off pondering such a possibility… Enjoy the links I hope you can see what I can see.