Tuesday, 5 April 2011
board weaving tutorial
I have been asked to do a tutorial on board weaving ... I remember doing this at school, but it was fun to do it at my weaving class last month ... so here goes!
You need a piece of thick card ... mounting board is the best as it won't bend. The piece I am using is an A4 size.
Putting your vertical threads on (your 'warp' threads) is just a case of wrapping them around the board.
Cut a piece of yarn about a metre long and use a large needle.
Keep hold of the thread when you turn at the end of the row, so it doesn't pull tight and start going in at the edge.
You can weave right to the top of the board, but for this tutorial I have only gone half way up.
Turn the board over and cut along all the threads on the back.
As I had so many from changing colour, I thought I would make a feature of them and so have tied them together in 3's.
There are many different things you can do ... weave with different textures, add beads ... use paper, straws, card, anything really ... its all about having fun!
I hope you will have a go and would LOVE to see any weaving you do!