Throwback Crafts: Weaving

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Throwback Crafts: Weaving

We love a good yarn. In many cultures, family stories and oral traditions are passed down to future generations in weaving and textile designs. Tell your yarn with…well, yarn… when you weave this groovy #TBT wall hanging.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (8 + up)
  • Time:about an hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Make Loom: Measure and draw a line 1/2 inch from each short end of the cardboard. Measure 1/4 inch intervals along each short end and draw a line to 1/2 inch line. Ask an adult to cut these lines with a craft knife. Now decide what color yarn will be your base color. (We used Cream.) Tape one end to the back of cardboard and bring through the first slit. Bring the yarn down to the first slit on the bottom and around the cardboard to the second slit. Bring the yarn back up to the second slit at the top and around the back to the third slit. Keep repeating this until you reach the end. Tape the end piece behind the cardboard. Make sure you end on the same side as the beginning tape. (The taped end will be the bottom of your loom.)
  • 2
    Weave: Cut about a 2 yard piece of any color yarn. Tape one end to one end of a jumbo craft stick. This will help you weave the yarn. Weave the yarn under and over the base yarn until you get to the end. Leave a 3 inch tail. Go around the last length of base yarn and continue weaving but this time go over and under the opposite lengths of base yarn. Use your fingers to push each row up next to the previous row. Leave enough room at the top to put the twig through. When you are done weaving one color, leave about 3 inches hanging. This will be woven in at the end.
  • 3
    Add a Bit More Color: Repeat step 2 but with a different color of yarn. Continue weaving with different colors until you get about 5 or 6 inches of weaving done.
  • 4
    Finishing: Remove the bottom loops from the loom and cut the loops. Tie two strands together for fringe. (You can trim it if you want.) Remove top loops and place twig through. Use the wide-eye needle to weave the tails through the back of your weaving.
  • 5
    Share: Show us how your weaving project looks on your wall! Snap a pic, then send it to us #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (8 + up)
  • Time:about an hour

Project Supplies

  • •4 Inch x 13 Inch Piece of Heavy Cardboard, Assorted Yarns, Twig from Outside, Nicole™ Crafts Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks 80 pc. & Wide-Eye Needle
  • •X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife, Ruler, Pencil & Tape