Sooooo I finally broke down.
After resisting for a long time and I took a risk.
A yarn-related risk, and I am so glad I did!
I love yarn and fiber arts but I don’t macrame, knit or crochet.
I have made a few non-woven wall hangings but I kept seeing all this gorgeous yarn and I figured that I would give it a try.
The first thig I did was select some colors from the yarn hoard and removed the picture from an old frame. I used little nails and the frame to make my own loom. Super easy!
I placed them about 1/2 inch apart across the top and bottom of the frame, then I added some fine cotton string to create the warp that I would weave into. I made them snug but not tight and tied the string at each diagonal corner when I was done.
Next I began weaving in my weft (horizontal) yarns and kind of went free-style with the whole thing. I added the fluffy white wool where I felt it would look good, then tied in tassles in a few different spots, trimming them when I was done.
I left some space at the bottom to tie the loops together as I took them off the loom. Once the bottom was secure I did the same across the top and inserted a piece of driftwood into the top loops. I tried to pattern the top of the weaving to go with the curve of the wood and I was super happy with how it turned out!
Handmade gifts are so wonderful to give and receive, especially when you can tailor the elements or colors for the person you are making it for in mind 🙂
I was able to work on this a few evenings in a row while we watched a show so it was not super time consuming and I was able to use minimal supplies so that is a win!
Have you tried your hand at weaving or are you interested in fiber arts? I found it to be very relaxing and it paired well with a good Chardonnay too ha!
I hope this finds you well and having a fabulous week, while I am super excited for Thanksgiving I have to admit I have mentally decorated a bit (ok…a lot) for Christmas. Are you in the process, waiting or maybe almost done?
Until next time- xo, Tanya