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Next Up: Handmade Toledo!

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I am very excited to announce that Purl You Crazy was accepted to join the Handmade Toledo Spring Maker’s Mart on May 12, which will take place at Handmade Toledo’s brick and mortar at 1717 Adams St. in Toledo.

We will have a few NEW items appropriate for the (hopefully) much warmer weather.

If you live near Toledo, come see Jen and I!

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Sooo… Research Is a Thing You Should Do aka What Happened When I Made a Loom

Can I tell you a secret? I am completely jealous of people who know how to weave using a loom. I’m not talking about one of those hat looming kits that you can pick up at Joann’s (although I’m not knocking those. I don’t know even know how to use them). I’m talking about the big beautiful wall art pieces that you see at DIY maker shows. I don’t know what it is, but I love them.20728779_1527358123969087_2912709131475766515_o

My love of loom art persisted throughout 2017, but I didn’t have any tools to try this out myself and I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on a loom or on classes. So, my lovely partner Roxanne helped me build my own loom. I was so excited. I got to spend time with Roxanne, play in the garage with power tools and finally I had a loom of my own.

I was very proud of it and wanted to start using it immediately. I had a lot of ideas in my mind of all the fun and funky woven projects I would make – mostly wall tapestries with lots of loud colors. Finishing up the homemade loom just made me daydream even more.

So I started using my loom and quickly learned a few important lessons… Continue reading “Sooo… Research Is a Thing You Should Do aka What Happened When I Made a Loom”