I saw a neat Kickstarter project and thought I’d try it out. It’s totally fun! It does take more time than I expected, but it’s very friendly and easy to figure out once I watched the demonstration video from the designer of the loom.
Got my “Funky li’l loom” from Kickstarter and then I went out and got some yarn! I think the long way yarn was too thick for this, but I’m learning. Also learning how tight to pull the yarn when I reach the end of each row. Too tight and it throws everything off. Too loose and it looks dumb and uneven. Cool loom! #ActionWeaver
Making progress. A lot of patience needed. I guess the pucker is because I packed the yarn in too tightly. Oh well. It’ll make the eyeball stick out some, and that’s not a bad thing.
Later that same day…
Trying to find the zen place for this process. It’s maybe while I watch TV or something. Documentaries. I set up NOVA on Amazon Prime to just play on my phone while I sit in bed and that seems to work. Can’t say I’m really absorbing the content of the various NOVA episodes, but it’s something soothing and interesting in the background.
Finished! Woo-hoo!! Or nearly so. I took it off the loom and there was a bunch of empty space on the top and bottom that I needed to backfill with more weaving. I added some sticks as part of the hanging, but I have to look at it and see if I’m happy with that. Maybe I should go get some twigs from nature. I may also go into the eyeball and tweak a few spots where the circle part was vertical and so looks like there are slashes or something. Maybe also some beads or fringe or ???
You know what would be funny? The eyeball puckers a lot. What if I enclose the back and add some stuffing and put a little motor in it that moves a bit so it looks like the eyeball is moving. That would be hilarious. Motion detector or something. Probably won’t. But it’s funny to think about and stick my hand back there and see what it would look like. Hee!
I really like the bulging eye.
Here’s what I’m working on next. It was meant to be a tentacle, but it seemed too wide so I added an eyeball at the top. Need to decide on a contrasting background color (yellow? magenta?) and go get some yarn.