Okay, so you have a pin loom, you've learned to weave on it but the BIG QUESTION is: What do you do with these things?? In this class we'll take you beyond taking small squares to make larger squares. We'll dive in to how to manipulate the squares to add to your knitting or crochet. We'll show you how to make flowers, leaves, scales, textured squares, and how to add them to knitting / crochet.
Raeus Jae Cannon is a fiber artist using knitting and pin loom weaving to create one-of-a-kind wearable art. She uses her mother's 1934 pin-loom to create designs that are geometric yet flowing, sometimes whimsical, and colorful.
Mostly self-taught, Raeus finds inspiration comes from a variety of sources: yarns, scenery, art, and even sounds. Every project starts with a "palette" of yarn swatches woven on the pin loom. Once completed, she knits pieces and parts without having any idea of what the final piece will be; allowing the project to develop while following small pictures in her mind.
Raeus describes her process: "Imagine driving down a busy street (while wearing a blindfold) when suddenly someone yells: make a U-turn now! My projects take regular U-turns along the way."
Raeus likes working on designs that she can spend time with and usually works on a piece for 3-6 months. She likes to focus on the back of a garment due to the large surface area that is so often ignored.
Born in Philadelphia, Raeus moved to Knoxville, Tennessee at age 19. She holds a BA from University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she was introduced to fiber, weaving, and design. However, her art was set aside until after her three children were grown. Raeus is a member of Southern Highland Craft Guild (SHCG); Foothills Craft Guild, Townsend Artisan Craft Guild; Surface Design Association (SDA); The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA); Handweavers Guild of America (HGA); The Embroiders Guild of America (EGA).