Monday, 12 August 2013

Looming



Good morning ladies.  I have a rather unexpected finish from my Wipocalypse list to show you today!  I went to another bead class at The Bead Shop Nottingham on Saturday.  We had block booked our classes for the rest of the year and I didn't know which one this was.  It turned out to be ... #44 - Bead Loom from my WIP list.

It was on my list as I'd been given a loom about 10 years ago which I've never used.  I never will. We used the new breed of looms in the class and there's no way I'm trying my old school one.  
Jewel loom

I have had to steal the above photo from the website as I didn't take one. I was going to buy the loom (it's only £5.50 if anyone is interested) but mum had already bought one, but didn't finish her bracelet in the class, so bought the one she was using too and I've got to go over and collect one of the two looms from her.  

Want to see what I made?




Steph, the tutor, had provided us with 4 designs to use and I chose this chevron one.  I finished quite quickly and designed a few more whilst I was waiting for the rest of the class to finish.  I'm looking forward to getting on that.


Using a bead loom may look tricky and it is a bit fiddly to start with, but once you've completed a few rows, it's easy.  The only hard part is getting the beads in the right order to follow the pattern!

I really enjoyed this class and think I might just have to nip over to mum's tonight to collect my loom!  I'll take some in progress shots when I get going to show you how it's done.




Celtic Thistle Stitches  

Joining in with New to Me in 2013 at Fiona's blog. 

13 comments:

pennydog said...

Oh I used to have one of those- must have been an old school one. Not a fan of setting them up (or finishing) but they're fun to use.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Looks very effective! You must be well co-ordinated and have good eyesight, Wendy. I know I'd have beads all over the place!!!

Celtic Thistle said...

Sounds like a fun class

JoJo said...

I have shunned loomwork for over 20 years because once it's done, I have no idea what to do with the threads at either end. How do you finish it?

Erica said...

A beading loom looks like fun! There are so many patterns you can make on it!

Sandra :) said...

Very cute - I bet you could come up with a LOT of fun designs and bust some serious bead stash :D

Alison said...

Lovely bracelet, intreagued by how the loom works...!

Alison
x

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Oh I love that! What a beauty!

Jane Galley said...

It must feel good to complete something on your list, and you have something wonderful to show too. Can't wait to see the other designs once you bring them to life

Hanni said...

Whenever I come to your blog I always meet with something new! I love how you challange yourself with new things:)
This technic sounds exciting. I own a few weaved bracelets, but never made any. So many crafts so little time!
Wishing you a nice weekend :)

Lisa said...

I love this! I've always wanted to try a loom. This is very inspiring!

Jenni Mills said...

Oh I love to bead loom, I love the feel of the finished piece and I enjoy the process, I find it quite a quick method, don't you? I'm sure you'll do more now that you have your own loom.

Jenni Mills said...

Oh and P.S. what were those findinga at the end like to add on? I've found the end loom treatment the hardest part sometimes.