Friday, 2 August 2019

A new hobby.

I want to do some weaving but I haven't got a loom. The answer is to make one, so I looked at videos on yooootoooob. I just want a small one to practice on, I have a shop bought cheap piece of tat, a canvas, no I didn't buy it, and the picture was damaged. So I stripped it off, and measured up the spaces for the nails. It measures 8" x 6". 
Followed the instructions from the video, and wrapped some string around the nails.

Then choose some colours. I used wool but any yarn can be used. This is what it looks like so far. I have put some fringing into it. Nearly ready to take it off the loom. I want to add a fringe at the bottom, and attach it to a bar at the top, and add embellishments. The side strands need weaving in at the back. 
This could be the start of a new hobby. I'll post pics when it's finished. 
One more board left to do, when I think of an idea. 
Toodle pip.  Ilona 

7 comments:

  1. Very imaginative! Love the colors, and can't wait to see the completed project!

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  2. I like it- and your weaving looks so even and neat.

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  3. Like what you are doing colours are lovely. Its a great hobby and you can do so many things bags etc.... Thank you for giving so many ideas. Love to the fur babies and yourself. Liz Amy and SWEET SWEET BENNY who is so laid back and full of love. My neighbour adores him and he has a fan club xxxxxx

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  4. I like it! You are a clever and creative soul!
    Mary

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  5. Quite relaxing I should imagine.
    Arilx

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  6. It looks fabulous, something like that would make a stunning cushion or a wool or cotton weave could be a lovely mat....looks like lots of fun.
    I'm sure you can invent a frame that is expandable for different sized weaving.

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  7. That's really clever. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully will inspire those of us on the poor side but wanting to do this to have a go at making one too. x

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