Weaving

Halloween Tree!



BEWARE!
Don't even consider making this God's Eye Halloween Tree unless you are a person who really loves a challenge!

Your hair will be standing on end, your body twisted into pretzel like knots, and your fingers permanently cramped into unrecognizable raptor-like claws!  Your mind may implode or at the very least you definitely will be "on your very last nerve"!

By the time you are into your forth God's Eye, you will have asked yourself a least one hundred times "why am I doing this?!%@#!

Beading Ojos de Dios (God's Eyes)

I've been playing around with this idea of adding beads to a God's eye for a while now.  I used the the reversed weaving technique described in my previous post and then added strings of beads to the "wells".  If you are new to God's eyes or need a refresher, refer to my basic tutorial for weaving God's eyes.

God's Eyes (Ojos de Dios) are Beautiful Frames for Natural Treasures (Includes Tutorial for Reverse Weave Technique)

God's eyes make great frames for displaying those treasures we all seem to bring home in our pockets from trips to the beach, forest or lake. 

How-to Make a Simple Weaving Loom and Basic Weaving Techniques: part 3

 

Welcome to the second tutorial for "weaving without a loom". In this post, I'm covering techniques for changing threads, adding buttons and other helpful tips to add texture and interest to your wall hanging.

We'll begin with how to change yarns.

1) Holding the ends of the old and new weft yarns together as one, begin weaving them through the warp.

How to Make a Simple Weaving Loom and Basic Weaving Techniques: part 2

 

This is the second in a series of three weaving posts and the first of two tutorials.

This tutorial covers "loom" construction and basic weaving technique. The next tutorial, called "Beyond the Basics," covers adding yarns, weaving in beads, floating yarns, adding small pieces of yarn, and twisting yarns together to create a new yarn. (That one will be posted tomorrow.)

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