Sunday, July 22, 2012

How To Weave On A Cardboard Loom

A friend explained to me how to hand weave a simple image. We talked about the warp and the weft and tying off for color change.

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She explained about choosing light colored (neutral) threads for the warp (lengthwise threads), which will cause them to almost disappear when the weft (crosswise threads) are woven in.

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She talked about cutting off the tied off threads or weaving them in behind.  I discussed keeping them and incorporating them into the design.

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As a mixed media artist, I rarely remove and throw away anything, unless that is essential to the design.  I use virtually everything and I would simply creatively weave it in.  I said I would either tie beads or found objects onto the fiber ends. 

Later I thought that I could even glue them up onto the background in an interesting, textural design.
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This is a very simple, quick and easy to understand video on hand weaving, from taylli at YouTube.

I really enjoyed this quick lesson from my weaving friend.  I don't think I would have ever figured this out on my own.  I have known for some time that I wanted to get into art weaving but hadn't researched it in depth.


As usual, I can hardly wait until I begin my first one.  I plan to keep mine very simple, but we'll see.

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Taylli also shares how to use a hand weaving loom made of cardboard.  She  features the hands of some of her students.  They also show how to make the cardboard loom.

Wouldn't it be exciting to design and make a simple wall hanging?  I'd make it a simple landscape.  I love nature, leaves and trees.

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Flassie's Fil'a said...

Sounds like fun.

Love the image!!

I put a photo up
of the ban box.
You have to scroll
down the page to
see it.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

bohemiannie! art said...

I love woven items and learned how to pin-weave...which is the same - only on styrofoam with pins. My friend, Marlene Glickman taught me and I haven't done much...but always love doing it. I used to have a little box in the car and when we went anywhere for an extended period, I'd have it to work on. It's a good project to take on vacation and add little bits and pieces as you collect them on the way.

Sandi Holland said...

What a great idea Annie! But then you're full of them. I really like that, weaving my way through a vacation or weekend trip, and adding wee bits that I discover along the way...

Sandi Holland said...

Hi Flassie: So good to hear from you. I agree, because I like crafting and artwork making that I can do fast! I also like working in tiny spaces.

judie said...

Interesting. I know nothing about weaving but this is intriguing. Maybe I will try it. I do like textile art...well, someone else's. ;) But then, maybe I won't. My muse seems to have escaped again. Where does she get off to? xoxo

Sandi Holland said...

She gets off to learn something new, I guess. That's the good thing about something like this hand loom. You can enjoy it a little bit, without completely immersing yourself in it.

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