12 July 2014

Another loom band experiment!



So, having worked hard at getting the pattern up for the loom band motif which is here, I decided to try another pattern.

Ah, but meanwhile after a few comments from other people I decided to try a pattern that I did years ago that used cabone rings. I was curious to see if that worked too!!!! Well, much to my surprise it did!!! This is the pattern I used.

Now I must mention that tatting on a loom band has a slight added challenge to the process!!!! Well, not really a 'challenge' as such - more that you need to take a little care with the join. 

Joining to something that's 'wobbly' (I know the word should be 'flexible') and 'sticky' means that each join needs to have 'breathing space' so that it can be moved if required when the motif is finished. 

This isn't the best of scans - I did it in a bit of a hurry. Obviously it may be foolish to press a loom band so I've not tried. I'm going to thoroughly wet it and then use my favourite stiffening method - white glue squished in with my fingers!!!!!

6 comments:

  1. Granddaughter Eva will be impressed! I know I am!

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  2. Not fair Miss! I'm away till Monday night and haven't any beads the right size with me!! Add to that the challenge of getting the pattern into my phone AND reading it!!! Lol. The art of patience is thin around here!! Vbg

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  3. Incredible Jane. Can you send me a bottle of Avon water? Maybe if I drink it, I'll get inspired!

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  4. Looks very nice!! :)

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  5. you should teach this at tat-days in September!!

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    1. Ah, lej619 - if only I'd thought about it before submitting my ideas this year!!!! BC3 let me down this time!!

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