Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Rainbow Woven Mini Wall Hanging


Grab some yarn leftovers and let's get weaving!  This mini weaving is simple as pie and uses basic materials like yarn scraps and a small embroidery hoop.  A fun rainbow arch is incorporated into the center, with fringe cascading down the front.  Fluffy pom pom clouds add a finishing touch!

Want a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too!

Rainbow Mini Wall Weaving 
By Jennifer Dickerson

Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:



Materials:
  • Worsted weight yarn of your choice (rainbow colors-purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, and white for the clouds)
  • Embroidery floss (I used white)
  • Embroidery Hoop (Any size is ok, I used a 3 inch hoop)
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry needle
Sizing:
  • I used a 3 inch hoop, but you can use any size hoop you like!
  • Fringe is about 6 inches long, but can be cut to the length you want.

Instructions:
  • Remove the inner hoop and set the outer hoop aside for now.
  • Tie the embroidery floss in a secure knot to the top of hoop.
  • Begin creating a series of crisscrosses all the way around the hoop.
  • Once you've gone all the way around, tie a knot onto the hoop again to finish.
  • Take a moment before your start weaving to center and straighten everything out.
  • Choose a yarn you'd like for the center (I began with purple) and cut a piece about 24 inches or so.
  • Thread your tapestry needle with the yarn.
  • To start weaving, bring up the needle from back to front and begin creating a crisscross pattern in the center.
  • Once your center has been "filled in" after a few passes, you're ready to start weaving around.
  • With your needle and same yarn, come up from the back and work the needle under, over, under, over etc all the way around.
  • After each completed pass all the way around, snug things in toward the center before starting a new pass.
  • Continue working around, changing colors as often as you like until hoop has been filled in the rainbow pattern.
  • When completed, tie off the last strand with a secure knot.
  • Replace the outer hoop around the inner hoop and tighten in place.
  • If you like, you can add fringe to the bottom Pull a long length of yarn (about 8 inches) and fold in half several times.  
  • Fold it around your finger and send the loop through the bottom edge.
  • Send tails through and pull gently to tighten.
  • Continue across and 
  • Trim bottom as desired for the look you like.  You can cut it straight across, at an angle, or a chevron shape too.
  • Hang and enjoy!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2020

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