I recently received a package in the mail from artist Jaime Rugh, and it contained one of these lovely, tiny weavings that she does. (I will show photos of this special gift another time.) She uses a similar device to what we used at Lena's when we wove potholders. All of this is leaving me pretty inspired to start some more small weaving projects for fun. I found some mini looms here, but it would be easy enough to make your own or buy a vintage Weave-It or Weavette on eBay. What about weaving a rug?
Kay Sekimachi's woven art totally inspires me as well. She redefines the meaning of weaving with her sculptural pieces and has recently started making jewelry out of things washed up on the beach. (Our husbands laughed at Sarkilahti and I for spending an hour at Shell Beach picking through the shells, but if only they knew what beautiful work could be created!) Sekimachi's unique perspective and eye for natural beauty allow her to construct completely fascinating objects. Wouldn't you die to see her home and studio in person? I love the way she artfully arranges ordinary items to stunning effect. I first learned about her work on Leslie Williamson's photography blog. You can read the Craft in America article on Sekimachi here.
Erin Considine is another artist that weaves beautiful pieces. Her work combines three of my favorite handcrafts: jewelry-making, hand-dyeing fiber, and weaving. So many processes go into each of the pieces that it makes them even more special than just any beautiful objects.