TO MAKE YOUR WOVEN WALL HANGING, YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES:
A loom is used to weave everything (normally a wooden frame with pegs or notches along the top or bottom). You can either buy one or construct one yourself (like this DIY version that I shared on my blog: How To Make a Basic Loom). I’ll be utilising a peg loom from the weaving beginner kit for this project.
3-inch needle is used.
Cotton Yarn –
A weaving’s vertical strings. For this project, I used this yarn.
Yarn Varieties –
You’ll need them for your horizontal weaving rows.
Driftwood Hanger –
This will be fastened to the weaving’s top edge to make it easier to hang
WHERE CAN I FIND INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING A WOVEN WALL HANGING?
AT HOME: THE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
INSTALLING THE LOOM
Vertical and horizontal yarn rows are used in all weavings. You’ll start by putting up the vertical strings. The ‘warp’ is the term for the vertical strings. The loom will be ‘warped’ first.
- Make a loop with your cotton yarn and attach it to one of the bottom pegs (in this case, the fourth peg from the left).
- Pull the yarn up to the top pegs and wrap it around the fourth peg from the left, going from left to right. Push the curtain down. Pull up by wrapping around the next peg.
- Keep repeating the process until the width is to your liking.
STEP 2: GET STARTED WEAVING
Let’s start by weaving a few rows with the cotton yarn you just used for your warp.
An a. Thread your needle with yarn and begin weaving it into the warp by weaving under and over each vertical string.
- When you get to the other side, start weaving your way back to where you started. Always start a new row on the opposite side of the previous one and start weaving your way back to the beginning. Always start a new row on the opposite side of the warp string from where you finished. You’ll unravel your weave if you don’t.
- Continue to make approximately 4-5 rows. Snip the yarn when you get to the end and weave it in.1-2 strands of thicker yarn folded in half (depending on how thick you want the fringe to be).
To make your first fringe, follow these steps:
An a. With the middle of your yarn, cross the first two warp strings.
- Pull the right side of your yarn through the middle and down.
- Pull the left side of your yarn through the middle and down.
- Bring both ends of the rope up through the middle.
A ‘Rya’ knot will result as a result of this.
To anchor your first piece of fringe, pull the yarn down towards the woven rows.
From left to right, continue to make a row of fringe.Continue weaving until you’re about 2-3 inches from the top of the loom in either case.
REMOVE WEAVING FROM THE LOOM IN STEP 3
It’s crucial to be careful with your weaving at this point! Once it’s off the loom, you’ll see that it’s a little fragile, so pay close attention to the next steps:
- Carefully pull the warp strings away from the top pegs.
- Repeat the process at the bottom.
- Tie off each pair of strings as close to the top of the weaving as possible with an overhand knot.
- Repeat along the bottom.
ATTACH THE DRIFTWOOD HANGER IN STEP 4
The options are limitless! All you have to do now is slip through the loops along the top.
If you’re utilizing driftwood, as I did here, you’ll need to secure it more tightly. This is due to the irregular shape of driftwood. If you only feed it through the loops at the top, the loops will pull upward at different heights, giving it an unstable, uneven appearance.