Welcome to Fiber Art Reflections

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Hello and Welcome!

My name is Susan and I love creative fiber arts. The techniques I especially enjoy are crochet, weaving on small looms, combining pottery & fiber, and a form of tape lace known as Romanian Point Lace Crochet (among other names). The purpose of this blog is to explore these fiber arts, nurture creativity, and reflect on life.  I hope you enjoy visiting!

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Crochet

Some of my favorite types of crochet work include lace work, tapestry crochet, hyperbolic crochet, Irish crochet, motif work, and tape laces using crocheted cords, ribbons, and braids (such as Romanian Point Lace).

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Weaving on Small Looms

I have acquired several types and sizes of pin looms.  The most well-known version is the vintage 4-inch  handheld Weave It loom.  I have several sizes of Weave It and similar looms – 2-inch, 2×6, 4×6, 6-inch, and 12-inch.  I also have a placemat sized peg loom from CraftSanity which is great for heavier yarn and fabric strips.  Teneriffe lace looms are used to make “sun lace” and flower motifs. For examples go to: Teneriffe Lace Work.

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Needle Lace

I am just beginning to explore forms of needle made laces and this interest has come out of doing Romanian Point Lace crochet work and my love of weaving on small looms.  There are several overlapping techniques among all of these forms of fiber art. To view some examples go to: Needle Made Laces

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Romanian Point Lace Crochet (RPL)

This form of lace is made using crocheted cords/ribbons/braids and then basting them onto a pattern, and filling in the spaces with needle weaving stitches.  This is a type of tape lace such as Battenberg, Bruges, Luxeuil, il Pizzo Rinascimento (Renaissance Lace), and Brussels lace (made with bobbin lace tapes).  RPL is also known by several other names such as:  Crochet Tape Lace, Macramé Crochet Lace, Renaissance Lace, Point Lace, Romanian Macramé, European Macramé, Macramé au Crochet, Croșetat dantelă din puncte si laseta, Uncinetto Rinascimento, Macramé Rumeno, Zsinórcsipke, Dentelle Roumaine, Makramee-häkeln, and crochet braidwork.

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Pottery and Fiber

A friend and I have plans to work together on some projects combining her pottery and my lace work.  Some examples of how others are combining these techniques, check out my Pinterest board on this topic.

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A favorite color palette

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