Branch weaving is sort of a combination of yarn bombing (which I would love to do someday on a massive scale) and a dream catcher. It is different and fun to be able to bring an item from nature into the home as an art piece.

I first saw branch weaving on the blog Natural Suburbia when I was searching for a fun craft to do with my son. He is a nature lover and very much a little artist so I knew this would be a perfect project for him. We went out and searched for the 'perfect' small branch for him to weave on. He already knew how to weave so this was a natural progression for him.

When he was weaving his branch and I saw how much he enjoyed it I really wanted to try it myself on a larger scale. I added a few patterns in my version on the weaving to give the piece extra character.

One could really go all out with branch weaving with detailed patterns. What's even greater is no piece will ever be the same just because of the branch arms and shapes!

All of the patterns used in this weaving project are very basic and easy. They are good for a beginner, even a child with some prior weaving experience.

Step 1: Item List and Inspiration

You will need the following items to complete this project:

large plastic needle
crochet hook

This is a picture of my son with his branch weaving that inspired me to do one on a larger scale! Great project for kids.
<p>Very nice way to remember a large tree or branch that came down during a storm.</p><p>Thanks for sharing.</p>
This will be a perfect project my grandaughters and I can do together . Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
<p>I&quot;ve been looking for a little project ! thankyou !<em>'''</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
<p>beautiful! i'm gonna make one with my son soon!</p>
Try using a bit of sandpaper to smooth the roughness of the branch. Not so much that you remove bark. Then rub the branch with a bit of oil. Gives the wood a warm, finished look.
<p>Wow, this is so cool! I am definitely going to make one to decorate my room! Thanks for sharing :D</p>
<p>I am so putting this on the list of crafts for the next school holidays!!! :D We might start small, though - I have a 6yo &amp; an 8yo who would love this!</p>
this is nice
Thank you.
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Wow! Gorgeous!! I can't wait to try this :)
Thanks. Please share pictures if you make one!
Ooo~ The finished product looks beautiful!
Thank you!
How pretty! I can't wait for my son to be old enough for this craft ;)
Definitely put it on your list of crafts for him when he is old enough. My son started weaving when he was three. He is five now and still loves to weave and has become much better at it!
Congratulations on being a finalist in the fiber arts contest!! Good luck to you!
Hey, thanks!
That's awesome! I never even considered any other way besides over, under, repeat! I love all the different weaves you did :)
Thank you!
ALSO - if you have a big enough branch you're doing this with - I think it would be a really cool cat seat..if you attached it to something else...
I don't have a cat but I agree it would be great for a cat seat. If you did it outside on a tree itself maybe you could get other little creatures that would like it too!
Good job!!! This is so awesome and creative - I love it. The picture of your son is too cute also - he is adorable! I will def. try this when I have time...hopefully it will be soon!
Thank you. He is cute isn't he??!!! I might be a little bias though. :) <br> <br>Definitely try it....maybe with your son. It is a great project for kids if you use a small branch.
This is amazing!
Thank you.
That's pretty cool! I would love to see it done to a branch that's still on the tree. Or maybe the whole tree!
I really wanted to weave on the tree itself but since it has been in the 30s and 40s in my neck of the woods I didn't want to deal with my fingers turning into ice and falling off. As for weaving the entire tree I would be worried it would get too heavy during rain or snow and the smaller branches could snap. <br> <br>Just make sure the trees aren't being harmed and have fun!! :)
Around here there's not much rain or snow to worry about. But I see your point!
OMG! I love this. I'm gonna have to try this one.
Thank you. Post a picture when you finish!!
Wow! This is a great instructable! You made what looks like a very difficult project look quite doable. And it's SO pretty! Thanks
Thanks, it is actually a pretty easy project and fun to do as well!
who want to post instructable &quot;how to make square loom&quot;? (or triangular...) <br>http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Tri-looms-by-Jim-1-Red-Oak-Triangle-and-1-Square-Weaving-Loom-Quilting-Set-/00/s/MTA3MVgxNjAw/$(KGrHqR,!roE+m9I5tHJBQFGeK!!bw~~60_57.JPG
You should ask your question elsewhere.
This is neeto very creative great Ible too !
Thank you, they are very fun to make.

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