Just in Time

Just in time for that "Patriotic Stitch Along" in the Forum, Karen, of Rosewood Manor has released these:

Q-1110  Independence Square
Fabric: Zweigart, Cashel 28ct Natural
Floss: DMC 676,712,930,310 & 221
Design size: 96 X 96 stitches
One mini included, plus Be Creative! Ideas.

Q-1141 Grand Old Flag
Fabric:: Weeks Dye Works 36ct Cocoa
Floss: WDW
#1094—Linen (4 skeins)
#1298—Gunmetal (1 skein)
#1339—Bordeaux (3 skeins)
#2104—Deep Sea (5 skeins)
Design size: 157 X 213 stitches
Three minis and loads of Be Creative! Ideas.

New Use for Threads

I have always been a little interested in weaving, but knew that a loom would take time to learn and I have not had the time to set aside.  So, I happened upon the "Zoom Loom" which makes these approximately 4" squares.  There are lots of ways to use them in projects.  I was curious to see if there is a way to create an ornament by combining the woven square with stitching, beads, and whatever else might be on hand. 

The pink one is very delicate and it is made from a Planet Earth Fiber Silk Opal "Lillies 144".  The light off-white/speckled is a Baby Bee yarn "Pink Camo".  The blue and the golden one on the loom are both Caron Watercolours using all 3 plies and are "Blue Lavender" and "Tobacco".  The yarn version pulls back a little smaller and tighter as the yarn is stretchier and a bit heavier.  The Watercolours overdyed colors weave to a beautiful piece.  The Silk Opal would have to be starched or would need to be attached to something a bit more substantial.  I plan to keep experimenting.  These were all done from the remainders of skeins I used in projects and had in my miscellaneous basket.  If you try this or have done something with the Zoom Loom squares, please share!