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Weaving On Recycled Cardboard Containers. I have been weaving on a little different kind of "cardboard loom"!

Weaving On Recycled Cardboard Containers

Weaving on cardboard objects! In this case cardboard containers! The weaving becomes part of the container, embellishing and strengthening at the same time. Cereal Box Loom. Don’t throw out those cereal boxes!

Cereal Box Loom

At least not until you’ve seen all the fun things that you and your little one can do with them! Cereal Box Maze You will need: Recycled cereal box Plastic drinking straws White craft glue Scissors Kix cereal Shape Matching Game you will need: Back or front of a recycled cereal box Felt Self adhesive magnetic sheet Scissors Marker Draw shapes onto the cardboard. Cut matching shapes from felt. Small Scale Weaving Loom. Start by measuring the width of your box - mine was 12cm across. I marked off the two ends into 1cm gaps, using the permanent marker. With the craft knife, I cut small notches on each of the cm marks, leaving little "V" shaped gaps in the ends of the box. Try to make sure these aren't sharp - take a piece of sandpaper/nail file to it if they're a little rough.

With the thin thread, you need to prepare the warp threads - the ones that run top to bottom. Make A Frame Loom For Weaving. This past spring, I spent a couple of weeks vacationing on one of the Gulf Islands.

Make A Frame Loom For Weaving

The islands are home to a lot of artist and the place I stayed at was showcasing some of their work in the dinning area and lobby. One piece that caught my eye was a woven tapestry, it was quite stunning. Rope Swirl Tapestries DIY. A few of you have asked about the amazing rope swirl tapestries in our new store displays and you’re in luck because one of our display artists put together a tutorial on how to make them!

Rope Swirl Tapestries DIY

It looks like such a fun rainy day project. what you need: a large piece of cardboard, black marker, scissors, rope in various sizes and colors, neon twine, pompoms. How To Weave On A Cardboard Loom. Tutorial For Portable Saori Vacation Weaving. A quick re-cap about weaving in Saori Style and then the how-to!

Tutorial For Portable Saori Vacation Weaving

And to repeat what I said in the last post, I am not really inventing anything new here. Just putting things together in new ways. Most of the time I complete my own weavings on my Rigid Heddle Loom, but it is occupied at the moment with a Saori Weaving I am making as a base for a Winter Holiday wall hanging. I am including the image so that you can see that Saori is anything you want it to be - what ever you inner creative spirit wants it to be. As is mentioned in the previous post, for creative adults Saori is a satisfying way to freely express who we are at any given moment. How To Weave A Beautiful Journal Cover. I am actually making journals!

How To Weave A Beautiful Journal Cover

Journals are not my thing. I have nothing at all against journals, I just never in a million years would have thought I would be making journals. Weaving On A Cardboard Loom. June 25th, 2008 Email 1322 users recommend Weaving like this can be the basis for so many projects: place mats, coasters, bags, hats—use your imagination.

Weaving On A Cardboard Loom

All photos by Diane Gilleland Keep your edges a little loose, and they'll stay nice and straight. An ordinary salad fork makes a great tool for keeping your weaving snug. How to Weave A Heart Shaped Ornament. Meg over at MegaCrafty has invited all of us to join her Crafty Christmas Tree Challenge and decorate your Christmas Tree with only handmade ornaments.

How to Weave A Heart Shaped Ornament

How To Weave Medieval Cords For Trimming & Jewelry. You have eight slots in the loom, but you only use seven lengths of yarn.

How To Weave Medieval Cords For Trimming & Jewelry

The cords are easier to use with a loop at one end, so start with one piece of yarn as long as you need* and three pieces of yarn twice as long as that. The colours you use are up to you. Fold the long yarn in half, lay the short yarn with them, and tie a knot at the folded end. How To Weave An 8-Strand Braid On A Wooden Loom. The loom is a simple wooden disc, cut with sixteen slots.

How To Weave An 8-Strand Braid On A Wooden Loom

I used 1/4 inch plywood, left over from making boomerangs. I used a hole-saw to cut the disc, and re-learned an important lesson - you get what you pay for. The hole-saw cost a whole British pound (less that two dollars). The centre-bit didn't drill through the ply, it burned it's way through, because the bit was already blunt when it came out of the packet. As soon as the saw-blade reached the wood, the whole thing locked, spinning the ply out of my hand. Going slowly, I eventually wore through the ply.

Anyhoo, I eventually produced a ragged-edged disc, and threw the hole-saw in the bin (recycling bin, though, so it's not a total waste...) Using my rotary tool, I cut sixteen equally-spaced slots around the edge, measured with a paper protractor (see the next step), and smoothed off the edges and central hole to make it more comfortable to hold, and to prevent the yarn snagging. Make A Drinking Straw Weaving Loom. Home » $1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Kids, Tutorials 23 June 2011 107,394 views 18 Comments. Basket Craft With Template. Straw Weaving Bracelets. Tape the straws together at one end. Cut 3 lengths of yarn approx 15” [38 cm] long. Thread one length of yarn through each straw.

Leaving approx 4” [10 cm] yarn tails, tie yarn together near tapedend of straws. Secure yarn ends to flat surface. Push straws close to knot. Tie yarn to left straw just below tape, leaving a short yarn tail. Start to weave by wrapping the yarn over the left straw, under the middle straw and over the right straw. Repeat this over and under pattern until your Bracelet measures 4” [10 cm] or desired length, making sure to wrap over the yarn tail so it is hidden. When weaving is complete, tie yarn to the right or left straw, leaving approx 6” [15 cm] yarn tail. Remove tape from straws. Make A Simple Weaving Loom & Basic Weaving Techniques: Pt 1. I hadn't even finished the first piece of weaving on my new table loom before I began thinking about a weaving project that anyone could weave without owning a traditional loom or any weaving tools.

I also wanted the project to be a "work in progress" that could be left on the "loom" as wall art. And here it is... ...A wall hanging designed to be a "work in progress," as if the weaver had just been interrupted in her work. How to Weave Basket. Basket weaving hasn’t been so easy with this method: weave around a cardboard frame. Originally, I saw this method in a Japanese craft magazine, I searched around for the template but can’t find it any where locally or online. So, I built it based on my dimension. Get the tutorial on how to make this easy woven basket and download the templates to try it out after this jump: I would say that this is a wonderful idea to make basket, with this method and concept, basically you can build a lot of shapes and sizes that you want.

Here, I demo it with 3 shapes: triangle, round and square, but you can come out with rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon & even octagon with just a little tweak in the design. The height can be modified to suit your preference. Material: 1. Download the basket weaving template (consist of triangle, round and square) in pdf format. Weave An Easy Box With Cardboard Bottom. Yarn & Paper Weaving Tutorials & Projects.