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How to Weave on a Cardboard Loom

How to Weave 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. 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. Photo: All photos by Diane Gilleland 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5next> View all Weaving is such a meditative, relaxing craft—and at the end of it, you have fabric! I like to re-use cardboard shipping envelopes for my simple looms. Begin by deciding how wide you want your weaving to be. Next, measure and mark every 1/4 inch along the edge of your cardboard, working between the two width marks you made in the previous step. Draw a line 1/2 inch from the edge of the cardboard. Use a pair of strong scissors to cut a series of slits in the edge of the envelope, 1/4 inch apart. Repeat these steps on the opposite edge of the cardboard. View 1 member project gallery

Two ways of making woolly pompoms | the Little Koo blog When I was younger and a family member or friend was expecting a baby, my Mum would encourage me and my brother to make pompoms for the new baby. So it seemed only right that I would make a few for my own twins who are due any day! I have found 2 ways of making pompoms, which I will call the ‘traditional’ way and the ‘quick’ way. Let’s start with the traditional way. For this you will need: Wool (any type, in 1 or more colours)Card (I used a piece of a cardboard box)Scissors Cut out two circles the same size from the card. Cut your wool into manageable lengths and wrap into spools (pictured above). Put your two card rings together and start wrapping the wool round. When you are wrapping, pull the wool fairly tight. Start the next spool of wool next to where you left off. Once you’ve gone all the way round the card ring once, start another layer on top of the previous one. Keep going until the hole in the middle of the ring becomes very small! Now for the fun part! Go all the way round.

Yarn Bombing Wikipedia describes yarn bombing as "a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk." Knitted, crocheted or woven pieces are sewn around inanimate public objects such as bike racks, light poles, telephone boxes and abandoned buses. The purpose is to bring some beauty and wonder into otherwise drab and everyday surroundings. For more information, check a blog devoted to yarn bombing.

Twilight Taggers: How To Yarn Bomb I get asked all the time "How do you yarn bomb exactly?" So here's a How To guide on yarn bombing. This is just from my personal experience. Start with something small like a small pole piece or a granny square and then you'd be done in no time and won't be discouraged with such a large time consuming project. 2. 4. If using only sewing, you run the risk of the piece not staying tied securely to the object. Sewing a tag onto a horizontal object like a banister is fine as it will generally stay well. 8. 9. More helpful links:What You'll Need To Take When Yarn Bombing Things To Remember About Yarn BombingIdeas For Yarn Bombs To Make Luv Bali. P.S. Yarn Bombing: 10 of the Most Brilliant Yarn-Bombs Ever - The Chromologist The problem with regular paint based graffiti or street art is that it very often needs to be painted over afterwards or, in the case of Banksy, the whole section of wall removed and wheeled off to the auction house. Enter yarn bombing / graffiti knitting / guerilla knitting. This form of street art is far less permanent through it’s use of colourful yarn or fibre, although it’s still technically illegal in some places. The results can be beautiful, transforming regular objects like trees, cars, steps or even buildings from dull to delightful. In London, the mysterious organisation ‘Knit The City‘ arrange covert kitting operations, jumping out into the street from their headquarters and enveloping telephone boxes and other publicly accessible object with bright yarn. Lauren O’Farrell (Deadly Knitshade) heads up Knit The City (as well as the crafty Stitch London). The queen of crochet however has to be Magda Sayeg, winner of Design Milk’s ‘the Modern Craft Project’ competition. 1. 2. 3.

Halls Creek Festival - Yarn Bombing Saturday and SundayDiscovery Village Calling all Knitters & Crocheters! Yarn bombing is a community art project where people come together to cover objects in yarn. How to get involved: 1. 2. 3. Everyone is welcome to create granny squares 6” X 6”, 12” X 12”, or flowers, or let us know some of your creative suggestions.