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Support Your Local Football Team!

When I design a new weaving project I take a lot of things into consideration,

  1. pattern
  2. color combinations
  3. theme inspiration
  4. materials
  5. end use of the band

In this project I chose the colors of the Baltimore Ravens. Black and Purple. Since it was not meant to be used for historical reenactment I used a modern, good quality acrylic yarn. Yes, it is possible to find good quality acrylic yarn. Like any other material you get what you pay for. This yarn won’t pill or fuzz up, and is machine washable and dryable. The original plan was to make a dog leash from this length but it was purchased by a patron as a raw length of band. Ah well, I’ll just have to make another one!

I can make bands in what ever team colors you like, be it professional sports, high school sports or local teams. Drop me a line and let me weave a project for you! Contact me at martelvonc@yahoo.com for more details.


When the weather gets tough, the tough get weaving.

Here on the OBX it’s dreary and rainy today. It’s a good studio day to weave. The softly falling rain is a nice background sound for concentration. The air smells clean too.

I’m working on two weaving projects today. On the left is the band for 2 casual d-ring ladies belts and on the right is a commission for wool medieval garters for a friend who gives them for poetry competition prizes.  I am happy to accept weaving commissions. On average, 2.5 yds of inkle band is about $25-$30 depending on the cost of the yarn. I can also weave up to 9 yard lengths. Just drop me a line at martelvonc@yahoo.com with length, width, colors and material. I accept PayPal.



Weaving in Spring colors.

Spring is in the air and my color needs are brightening up. So I dug through the stash and found these great colors in 100% cotton. I haven’t decided what I will make out of this band. Maybe garters, maybe a purse strap, or maybe even a dog lead. In any event it will be in my Etsy shop for you soon. If you like this and would like it before I make it into something drop me a line. martelvonc@yahoo.com. The raw length is aprox. 2.5yds  and will be listed for $20.00.