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Step 3: Wind Branch

Once you have chosen a branch you can wind it with yarn, string or thread. What ever you choose is fine. I chose to use yarn for my entire piece.

Tie the end of the yarn on the closed end of 'V' of the bottom branch. Stretch it up to the top branch and wrap it around once before stretching it to the opposite (top) branch making sure to keep the yarn taunt. 

Continue all the way along the branches until you reach the end or where you want to stop.

Tie off the yarn in a knot and trim the extra length with scissors.
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.
I have always wanted to learn how to weave and this seems like such a good starter project. I will try it and post a picture. Thank you!
<p>Okay I ahev never done any weaving so daft question alert once you have set it up done the weaving how do you get the material made off the loom?</p>
<p>You actually don't take it off the branch. It becomes part of the artwork.</p>
<p>Oh I see now I get it your making a piece of art with it. Brilliant idea I could do that and have the colours of a team or something similar thank you for your quick reply</p>
<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.
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 !
Thanks!
Beautiful!!!!
Thank you, they are very fun to make.

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