Here's a simple weaving tutorial, though I'm still not quite sure what I'm going to do with the finished piece. :)
I don't know why, but I'm on this braiding kick lately. It's something very relaxing for me to do while watching TV. Plus, it's a great way to use up a stash of yarn someone gave me, since I don't know how to knit or crochet. :(
I've had this desire to do some weaving, too. My son built me a loom of sorts for Christmas, but the braided yarn is just too thick for it, making it unwieldy. Hmmmm...what to do...what to do with this long strand of braided yarn and how can I weave it?
I was going to put a dowel or stick through this unwoven part and make this into a wall hanging. I planned on adding some embellishments to it, or maybe some painted letters spelling out "Spring," since these yarns are so spring colored!
But then I thought...I really like how thick it is, and I really need something to put my hot casserole dishes on. I have some ceramic trivets, but they're smaller squares, and I'm never confident that my oblong casserole dishes will stay on them. One little bump from a curious puppy trying to stretch her neck so she can reach the dish, and there would slide the casserole dish off. This woven piece is nice and flat and will clearly accommodate my oblong casserole dishes. So it's gonna be a woven braided trivet...at least I think so! Pretty and functional as a trivet!
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Sunday, March 27, 2011
A Simple Weaving Tutorial
Posted by Screaming Sardine at 11:28 PM
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You are a very creative, patient person, and innovative at that. Only a dedicated creative person would have found a kitchen utensil to help finish a project :) I love it! VickiReplyDelete
Awww, thanks, Vicki. I chalk it up to poverty being the mother of invention. LOL!ReplyDelete
Looks good! I am working on a braided rag rug for my little girls' room. It is very tedious sewing it all together, though!ReplyDelete
So cool! I was actually trying to figure out how to do some weaving without a loom for the series...ReplyDelete
I love it is a trivet - even with that unwoven part - which totally gives it some fun character.
That is SO neat! It'd be fun to do with kids who are a little older and have patience/dexterity.ReplyDelete
Very cool! I am your newest follower via Making the World Cuter follow along! Would love to have you follow me back and link up your projects to my link party!ReplyDelete
Well aren't you just ingenious! Great idea Tracy, it looks wonderful! Who says you have to have all kinds of fancy gadgets and doodads, all you need is a piece of cardboard and a citrus peeler!! Thanks for sharing, DebReplyDelete
This is brilliant! Though I would never have the patience to do something like this! Thanks for linking to our YARN IT ALL party! :]ReplyDelete
Nice! I love how innovative you are. I'm not a knitter, but I do crochet. A crochet hook definitely would've worked, but the citrus peeler idea is fantastic!ReplyDelete
Very creative. Love it!ReplyDelete
I tried to weave with a small weaver once, but got bored fast. It would have made a pot holder-ish, had I ever finished it. I was an adult.) In fourth or fifth grade our art teacher had us trace a round lid, (like cool whip container) onto cardboard, then we cut slits around edge evenly spaced, (i forget if it's odd or even), then we criss-crossed thread only on the top of the cardboard, making loops on the back, then we tied our string to the center and weaved it back and fourth, ( i think we used plastic sewing needles), then after finished we tied to edge, popped the loops off the cardboard. It was supposed to be a potholder, but we used acrylic yarn and it popped up making it into more of a bowl which we turned into small Easter baskets. Apparently the teacher had not ever finished one or she would have known this at the beginning. I found this out early by copying the project at home, so I loosened my threads at school, but it was too late and it still tturned into a bowl/basket. I've made this a few times over the years. Fun for kids!
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Funny about the art teacher not knowing what would happen - lol!
I've seen cardboard "looms," but I've never tried one. I might do that next time so I can get a round shape.
Thanks so much, ladies, for all your comments. :)
I forgot to add that the strings criss-crossed in the center like a star or asterisks.ReplyDelete
I went out and bought some yarn to try this again. It's almost Easter so a cute little basket will be fun to make.
That's really nice, I love how you have a variety of craft projects!ReplyDelete
Great tutorial, love the variety of colors!! Thank you for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash this past week. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your charming craft. Tomorrow is another blog bash, please drop by & share more of your inspiring ideas!ReplyDelete
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you are like the Maguyver of crafting! very pretty weaving!ReplyDelete
This is genius! I am featuring this tomorrow! Yay!ReplyDelete
You are so funny! I love how you pretty much invented this whole process and I love your trivet idea for it. Thanks for linking up with my Show and Share party.ReplyDelete