Sunday, September 16, 2007


Silver? eh, ok.......Gold? ho hum......Copper?.......WOW!

Yeah, I've got a thing for copper. My shower/jacuzzi area in the bath has walls of copper. My cook top is surrounded in copper. Light fixtures, lamps, outlets, switch plates, heating vents, nick knacks and doodads adorn the Hermitage in all their coppery goodness. I've been knitting, wrapping, winding and crocheting copper for as long as I can remember. This summer I began weaving it.

Ahhhhh the intercourse of Copper and a tiny Weave-It loom.

What can I say? This little box tickles me to no end.

Weave-It Looms are fab. You can readily find them at estate sales, and you can now buy them again online. A few years back some chick bought the rights and is selling them again. I believe hers are made of wood. From what I can tell, the vintage ones only came in two sizes 4 inch and 2 inch, she sells them in several sizes and rectangular ones as well.

The little box above was made with 5 squares from a 2 inch loom. Just in case you don't know what a Weave-It looks like here's a pic of a 4 inch one. The pieces beneath the loom were made with embroidery floss.

And what could be better than a 4 inch Weave-It? How about a 18 inch loom?

I made this loom a couple weeks ago. Aside from the stick woven rugs that will be spewing forth this winter, I'm thinking a few Weave-It rugs will being spewing too.

These squares were made with Mother Load stash.

And just because I could, I did this to one of the patio tables.

We spend a lot of time outside. We often eat outside, and nothing bothers me more......ok there are some things that bother me more, but work with me here.....nothing bothers me more than the clanging of a glasses on a metal table. And you know how impossible it is to have a table cloth on a table outside without using those dorky clips, so I took some gimp (the stuff you use to make lanyards and key chains out of at camp) and wove the table top. The gimp has just enough thickness to it to keep the glass bottoms from touching the metal, but is thin enough so the surface is flat and your glass won't tip or "catch" on the edge of the gimp. Three other bonus features, it's washable, can be dried after the rain, and while everyone else on earth has a mesh, black metal table top, no one has one like mine! :-)

I haven't decided about finishing the ends yet, the jury is still out. Some people like the "fringe", some don't. If I decide to keep the fringe obviously I'll cut it all even, if not, I'll make it disappear underneath the lip. What do you think? Fringe? No fringe?

Plans for the larger round table are on the list of things to do. I'm thinking of some wild more colorful zigzags radiating from the center umbrella hole. I'll prob'ly do the chairs that match the round table too, but that is waaaaay down on the list, prob'ly next summer.