Hand Made Heddle, Shuttle and Turtleneck Cozy

I started working on this last week sometime.  I don’t know why I decided to do this, but for some reason I just found it necessary…lol  So while at Lowe’s with DH one day I picked up a 1/4 “x6″x24”  piece of poplar and decided to give it a shot.   I love it… However… immediately after this picture was taken I sat down to work with it again and dropped the shuttle… Voila!  swoosh to a new 2 long prong, 2 short prong shuttle…lol   The tiles on the floor are a little hard on shuttle prongs… I found that it works wonderfully well but will have to make me an inkle loom now.  I have caught the woodworking bug!  More pictures of the process at my Flickr site here

I am in a Tea group on Ravelry and everyone is making a cozy for their teapot.  This is what I came up with.  A turtleneck….lol  The turtleneck is handspun, kool aid dyed mixed wool.  The body is hand spun, kool aid dyed mixed wool/alpaca.   It’s made to fit my favorite teapot and the necklace was handcarved for me by my uncle…  All in all.. I love it…  ;o)

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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5 Responses to Hand Made Heddle, Shuttle and Turtleneck Cozy

  1. Caroline says:

    Your rigid heddle is lovely! I’m not particularly into band weaving, but to use such a beautiful tool would be motivation! Now, where did I put the sandpaper and the dremel??

  2. Linda S. says:

    Thank you, Caroline. I am enjoying trying to learn to use it… There are several things I still want to do to it, but that will have to wait a while.

  3. firefly8868 says:

    I love your Turtleneck Tea Cozy … that is such a fun idea, and the necklace just adds so much to sense of whimsy.

    Okay, so what is the loom for? It is beautiful, and great that you are into woodworking. I have always had a yen for that but haven’t gotten into it.

    Warm wishes,

  4. Linda S. says:

    Thank you, firefly.. I really enjoyed making this little cozy. ;o)
    The heddle is for weaving bands that can be used for hat bands, purse handles, shoelaces, decorative edging, guitar straps…etc..etc… I really have been bitten by the woodworking bug… there’s something very “earthy” about it…

  5. Lee Ann says:

    I love your teapot cosy. I have been loking for a pattern for a cosy, but my teapot has the handle on the top and only the spout on the side. Do you happen to remember where you got your pattern from? I would be interested in it. Thank you.
    Lee Ann

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