Introduction: Soumak Chair

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Hi, in this tutorial I will show you a variation of the Soumak weaving technique. With this weaving you get very striking patterns, it is very useful when you have an old chair and you want to restore it.

Step 1: Materials

  • Chair
  • Drill
  • Kite rope
  • Large needle
  • Wool
  • Scissors

Step 2: Holes for the Loom

Perform 9 or 10 holes with the drill through the supports of the chair, these holes will serve to pass the rope of the loom.

Step 3: Loom Construction

With the help of the needle, pass the rope from the bottom up through the first hole (the lower left hole), then continue to pass the rope through all the holes until you reach the last and return to a loom with double rope (see images) ). Finally, secure the loom with a knot.

Step 4: Soumak Weaving

The best way to explain the Soumak weaving technique is through a video, in this video you can see the creation of the fabric step by step. Follow the steps carefully to obtain the best result. If you have questions, you can see the other video attachment or ask me in the comments.

Step 5: Finishing

The weaving is deformed by tension, for this reason it is necessary to finish with ropes that support and shape the weaving. First a knot is made in the weaving and the rope is passed through the holes as shown in the images. Do this process in the front and back.

I hope that you all enjoyed this Instructable! Thanks for reading and watching.


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