Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LibbyLuLa Looms

is now offering our

Solid Maple Adjustable Easel Stand

for our Adjustable Twining Looms.

The Easel Stand has 4 different heights and has been given a "thumbs up"

by twiners from under 5' to over 6 1/2 foot tall.

It's slight angle holds the loom in a comfortable position facilitating twining ease.  This beautiful sturdy solid maple easel matches our twining looms.

It would be perfect to hold a finished canvas with a quiet elegance!

Pictures 1 and 2 are of the easel stand alone.

Picture 3 is with one of our twining looms on the highest position of the easel.

Picture 4 is of an unwarped loom at the lowest position on the easel stand.

Picture 5 is of the easel stand holding one of our twining looms at the highest position. 

If you have any questions please ask.
Thank you for reading our blog!


P.S. The easel holding one of our twining looms reminds me of one of Frank Lloyd Wright's window designs.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Twining Looms

Since the last time I blogged it has been a whirlwind of activity.

I thought there had to be others out there with material from old sheets and other sources that would love to learn twining to utilize the material. 
So we made a few videos to show the details of how to twine and put them up on YouTube!

People started thanking me and asking questions.
I was so excited others were interested in this fabulous form of weaving.

With my loom it is so portable. 
I keep it in the middle of our living space and can twine a row or two as I pass through. 
I twine when I'm watching something on my monitor. 
I twine when we watch 'TV'. 

But I'm getting off the subject. 
We began getting questions about my loom. Then questions about getting one of my looms. 
So we began making twining looms.
Oh, my! 
We've been very busy making looms.
My husband has always loved wood. He does woodworking as a pleasure. 
So we designed and crafted my loom to the best quality for it's application. 
I love my loom.

We have been making looms now for almost a year and it is thrilling to see how many people are interested in this form of twining. 
Many customers are purchasing our loom to teach others to twine. 

And even better to teach children this productive rewarding craft so it can be carried on into multiple generations.

Thank you to all of our customers and our blog readers.
I'm off now to put together more LibbyLuLa Looms!

Adjustable twining loom set for a smaller rug


Friday, March 21, 2014

The Evolution of a Crafter

How did LibbyLuLa come about?

  1. Sheets, I had kept old sheets. I felt bad throwing them into the garbage. It seemed so wasteful.. I kept them.
  2. Why? I am a craft person and my parents grew up in the depression. My Mom used recite this poem: 
Use it up
Wear it Out
Make it do
Or do without

     3. I made up a counted cross stitch of this poem for my Mom for her birthday one year. It is on my   
Youtube page, and other sites. 
     4. Looking at this Crosstitch one day I thought, 'How could I use up my old jeans...old sheets...It led to my making purses. Knitting or crocheting home made jean yarn and putting old jean linings into the purse for all that we carry in our purses.
     5. I made quite a few of these purses but they were very time consuming. So I searched for other ways to use up my cache of sheets, jeans etc.

     6. Meanwhile my husband was selling on line and suggested I start a store. A friend suggested Etsy was a good match for my personality! So an Etsy shop it was. We made and sold things I would like for our house for others to purchase. Then I found twining.
     7. Mmmm, I have my grandmothers old weaving tool. I searched for what it was and found out it's a rigid hettle. But my dad said it took two people, that tool and a doorknob to make her rugs! With no other tools, no rug loom I used the laptop to search for other ways to weave without a floor loom. Wha-la...I found twining. My husband, with his fine woodworking back round, figured a way to make a loom for me that made a nice size rug! 

     8. We figured out how to twine and after a awhile I wanted to make other sized twining projects without more looms to store and he came up with an adjustable loom. And it is so cool. One loom: so many sizes. I used up all old my sheets, jeans, my families sheets and jeans and well you get the picture. 

    9. Now I thought there have to be others with stashes of old material that could use them to make rugs for themselves and others! So I nervously made in detailed videos on youtube to show how anyone could do this. Many wanted a loom so I nudged my husband to make more. Now we sell them on Etsy! How my mom would have loved this whole 'story'!    

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Folding Garden Bench

It's done!

We have finished the garden bench.

This is the finished garden bench we have made, modeled after my grandparents garden bench at least 50-60 years or more old.

We've added one more slat to the back and the seat with another support under the seat..
We changed the color of the carriage bolts and coated them to weatherproof them and match the finish!
Here it is:

Ready for an enjoyable rest!

A Straight on shot.

Partially Folded.

Folded and ready for storage or transport!

Hope you like it!

Let us know what you think.

We would really like to hear your thoughts!

Thank you for checking out the bench, have a great day!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Finishing a twined rug. (Part 3)

Hi, welcome back.

In this next video I show you how to Add a new color at the end of the row and how to do the last few rows.

In our next video we will show you how to remove the rug from the loom.

And how to add fringe.

Thank you for watching and if you have question feel free to ask. Please leave any comments below.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Twining Rug in More Detail. Video 2

Ta Da!

Here's the second Twining a rug Video.

We go into more detail on twining and show how to add a strip and, more importantly: How to turn a 'corner' at the end of a row!

(I hope you enjoy it. And if you have any questions or need more explanation, Please, feel free to ask and I
will answer with a video to show the answer!)

The next videos will show changing colors and when we get to the end how to finish and remove the rug!

Thank you for watching our video!

Friday, May 17, 2013


thank you for being so patient with us. We've been so busy with other things we haven't been able to get together to add a new video on the sand and sea: blue, tan and white twined rag rug.

For now here are a few pictures on some of the progress I have made:

I'll be making the next video on continuing twining with the way you go around the ends to start another row and how to add new strips of material.

Enjoy your spring time and spend time with your loved ones! People make the world go 'round.
If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!

Again, thank you for visiting with me today. See you again soon!