Hi to all my creative readers!
Today I’d like to report about the weaving project I’ve created. I’m not going to lie, this project was a pain in the butt and I’m not going to pretend that you can complete your weaving project in under a week – for me it was more a matter of months.
However, I’m extremely happy that I pushed through and finished my project, and I’m actually really happy about the result. So now that I’ve warned you, don’t be put off; just know you’ll need lot’s of patience 🙂
I created this weaving for our bedroom, in an attempt to make it more interesting and textured. The good news is, this project isn’t actually expensive and it is a really fun feature for any room you’re thinking about decorating.
Total cost: around 30€.
- A weaving frame. I bought mine at Veritas for 5€
- Lot’s of wool. You’ll need thick threads of wool, that you can weave through the frame and create some fluffiness. I bought wool that was priced down. I believe the wool (5 balls of wool) cost me about 15€ in total.
- Tassels. I’ll link to a fabulous tassel tutorial down below. The wool I used for my tassels cost a total of 4€
- A wooden stick. This one was purchased for 4.95€ at the hardware store
- Step 1: make a giant stack of tassels. When you think you’ve made enough tassels, make a bunch more. Seriously 🙂 Here’s a link to a blog I really like that features a great tassel tutorial.
- Step 2: cut your weaving frame into the desired length and height. The actual weaving really isn’t difficult, it is just time-consuming. What I did was, I used the back end of a lightning match to push the wool into a hole of the frame. I skipped two holes and then pushed the wool through a third hole.
I alternated between rows of pink wool, and rows of white wool.
- Step 3: Attach the tassels at the bottom of the weaving frame. I simply attached them with a strand of wool. I actually attached the tassels first, and then continued weaving down until I reached the tassels. I flipped them back and forth to pass underneath the tassels.
- Step 4: attach your weaving to the wooden stick. Make sure it will be able to support the weight of your weaving. Once again, I used wool to attach the weaving to the stick.
- Step 5: enjoy your reclaimed freedom!