More Cardweaving, Weaving and Crochet



I’ve started a new card weaving.  This pattern is one that I call “Moustache”…lol  I am going to have to make  a wooden shuttle or cut another larger piece of cardboard… this one is about the size of an embroidery thread bobbin and is not very easy to use.  Anyway, this is fun to do and I am enjoying the process…  




A while back I tried spinning some flax on my spinning wheel… I stopped with about 50 yards of singles  and since I am not too great with flax, I just left it singles and did not ply it.    The bright idea came the other day to use it and weave a bookmark.   It didn’t do too badly, but I think linen really needs to be plied.  Even after steam ironing, it still wants to twist.  But it’s kinda neat having a strong linen bookmark entirely hand made by me… Now for the color… I know that linen does not absorb the color from the kool aid… and the only Rit dye I have is yellow.  So maybe I will have a bright yellow bookmark…hmmm.


We made a trip to Hobby Lobby the other day to get crochet thread for the card weaving projects and they had a huge ball of white on sale… impossible to pass up…lol  After I had put together the new card weaving, I remembered a crochet doily pattern that I used to make all the time… so here we are.  One of my favorite doily patterns in the works…  I have always told myself that at some point in time I would have one of my doilies framed like the one in the picture…this might be the one…  I’ve had this pattern book since the ’70s and when I tried to enter into my Ravelry library it doesn’t exist…lol

About Linda S.

Retired Grandma living in North Central Texas and enjoying being able to spend my time with all my many crafting interests.
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3 Responses to More Cardweaving, Weaving and Crochet

  1. Judy Harper says:

    Love seeing the crochet – I used to collect pineapple patterns and make doilies to frame – looked like antiques. I need to get back to that!

  2. Moustache is a great name for that band!

    I love the doily. I’ve never had a lot of luck w/ crochet, although I intend to try again this summer when I theorize I’ll have more time (ok, not July when Wicked is in the house, but a couple of other months….)

  3. Linda S. says:

    Thanks, Judy. I have always loved the pineapple patterns too. Have one started that I think must have an error in the pattern since I have ripped it back to row 14 about 4 times and it always comes back the same….. will have to get it out and see if I can figure it out.

    Thanks, Scribble & Bits… I have crocheted for years, but recently found so many new hobbies that I don’t have time for them It’s nice to get back to it every now and then… It just takes some practice and then things begin to fall into place. You will be able to do fine… you are so talented…

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