I have been thinking over a present for my kiddie niece for her Birthday and thought of a hand woven scarf. Since I do not have a loom for weaving the scarf, I asked my father to make one with some left-over plywood lying at home.
The home-made loom is about 4 feet long from nail to nail and about 6 inches wide with 17 nails on both ends
Step 1: Warp the Long Yarn
I have used Sea-green colored yarn as warp for the longer side.
- Tie the yarn over first nail at one end and then take it across and turn over the nail at other end.
- Bring the yarn back to the home end and turn it over the second nail.
- Continue warping till the yarn is warped on all 17 nails at both sides
Step 2: Start Weaving With Multi Colored Yarn
For the weft I have selected multi colored yarn which I will use 4 strands for a weft. I have also used a 6 inch long metal sewing needle which will be used in place of shuttle.
- Take 2 strands of yarn and insert through the needle. Now you have 4 strands for weaving.
- Start weaving from one end leaving about 4 inches from the nails
- Leave about 6 inches of loose yarn at the start. Insert the needle through the warp in a "over and Above" pattern between the warp and pull the yarn all the way to the other side.
- You can take small lengths of yarn convenient to work with the long needle. Make joints by tying whenever required
Step 3: Continue Weaving
- Continue weaving from one end. Once a weft is passed through the warp, press and bring it closer with your fingers so that the weaving is uniform
Step 4: Tie Yarn at End
- Once the scarf is woven all the way from one end to other, you can tie and trim the yarn at the end.
Step 5: Cut Warp From Nails and Finish
- Starting from one end, cut the warp from nails and tie with a double knot with the adjacent yarn
- Trim excess yarn leaving about 2 inches on both ends and finish the scarf.
Please see the completed scarf in the last picture