This is a pretty easy, textured weaving. Bonus points: it uses upcycled materials/remnants!
You can also use it as a pretty earring or pin/brooch holder.
Weaving is certainly nothing new, & you can find tips all over the internet. One resource is this ecourse by Rachel Denbow (pretty sure this is the one I got to try free early when it came out).
Step 1: Materials
- mine is made from an old drawer (I think it's from the trash...haha), which I just added nails to
Yarn or string for for warp & 1st few rows of weft
- warp: the string that you 1st put across the loom to weave the other material through
- weft: the part you weave
- I used scraps needle-felted or tied together
- this might show a little, but probably not a whole lot
Variety of white (or whatever color you choose) material strips or strings
- even towel strips & old stockings
Dowel or tubing
- I cut down a piece of tubing I had
- you could also use a dowel, rod, or small fallen twig
Earrings &/or pins to decorate the weaving
Crochet hook or plastic needle
Step 2: Warp!
Thread your yarn around the nails.
At the beginning & the end, just tie a loop so it stays around the nail.
Step 3: Weave!
Weave the shorter tail of the same yarn you used for the warp several "stitches" over.
Weave a few rows with this yarn as well.
Step 4: Keep Weaving!
Weave as far as you want with whatever method you choose.
You can try regular weaving, fringe, & more!
Use a variety of fabrics & textures (well, if you want).
Step 5: Remove Warp
Remove the warp little by little. Start at the bottom, then tie off the top.
Cut each loop & tie with double knots to secure.
Leave ends (those will be taken care of soon).
Step 6: Ends
Weave the ends in. You can use something like a crochet hook or a plastic needle.
Step 7: Finish It Up!
Add your dowel or tubing at the top of the weaving.
Use a piece of lace or other material to "sew" around the tubing.
Add a strip of material for hanging the weaving.
Finally, add your jewelry wherever you want!