I just designed a new loom for the 2020 holiday season. I know, too early to be thinking about Christmas, but if you are a maker, now is the time to get started. I think this is my favorite ornament loom yet. There are so many design options.
The kit is now available in my shop. It includes, the loom, warp, 2 needles, glue and instructions. You can buy just the loom or the kit which includes 3 looms.
Head over to my instagram page to enter the contest to win a loom sample. The contest will start on Sept. 23 and end on Sept. Happy weaving!
The newest addition to the Casa Marengo Collection of looms is the butterfly loom. The loom measures approx. 5.5″ x 4.5″ and is cut from 1/8″ birch plywood. There are so many ways to use this loom:
Weave a grouping for your wall
Makes a great gift topper
Add it to your macrame hanging
Clip it to your curtain
And, of course, it makes a great ornament for the holidays.
The first photo is my sample that I painted and wove in the colors of the Monarch Butterfly. This year the number of western monarch butterflies hit a historic low for the second year in a row. So even thought this isn’t their exact shape, I wove it in their colors to honor their beauty. Thankfully, there are several organizations committed to restoring their population.
Looms and loom kits are now available in my Etsy shop. Here are some of the other mini looms available in my shop.
Here is a short video on how to warp the mountain loom. This is the same technique for most vertical warp looms. My previous post has a video on warping a circular loom. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. Mountain looms and other unique looms are available in my Etsy shop.
WHAT?!? I know, nobody is ready to think about Christmas yet, but if you want your product or gifts to be ready for the holidays, you have to start early. Starting in May, I began developing my idea for mini, single-use ornament looms and they are now ready!
Above and below are samples that I designed. You can totally make these your own heirloom ornaments to keep or give as gifts or you can give the kit to your crafty friends. Paint them or leave them raw, back them with felt, fabric paper, etc., embellish with sequins, beads, puffy paint, embroidery and/or crochet, drill a small hole(s) to hang beads, tassels, etc. Limitless possibilities, really. They are also a great way to use all those yarn scraps!!
I have two kits available in my Etsy store:
Full setincludes: 4 mini looms, tiny beater, warp string, 2 tapestry needles (straight and bent tip), felt backing and glue.
The individual setincludes: 1 mini loom, tiny beater, warp string, 2 tapestry needles (straight and bent tip).
I will also be releasing a larger version of the tree. Instead of a wreath, you can weave a unique decoration for your door.
Of course, as a pet lover, I had to work up some dog and cat ornaments. I will also be making larger versions of these that can be used as wall hangings to honor or memorialize a pet. You can even drill a small hole to hang their tag!!
Also, in the works are a butterfly, a monkey and a nursery set (sun, moon and stars). So much work to be done still, but I think you are really going to like these. Follow me in Instagram @casamarengostudio for updates and design ideas