Frame Weaving

Frame Weaving

Looking to soften up the look of your home during these beautiful summer months? Whether it be your living or guest room, the  easy breezy Bernat Frame Weaving , shown in new Bernat Home Maker Dec collection, will add life to any space. Using no needles, this effortless pattern and soft colors are bound to take your home from subtle to softly striking. To get started, scroll down and follow these simple instructions.

MATERIALS
Bernat® Maker Home Dec™ (8.8 oz/250 g; 317 yds/290 m)
Contrast A Cream (11009) 1 ball
Contrast B Woodberry (11001) 1 ball
Contrast C Clay (11008) 1 ball
Tapestry needle. 9″ x 12″ [23 x 30.5 cm] Stretched Canvas on Frame. Push Pins. 12″
[30.5 cm] long wooden dowel.

ABBREVIATIONS: www.yarnspirations.com/abbreviations

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 11½ x 22″ [29 x 56 cm] INSTRUCTIONS
Prepare the frame – STEP 1
A. Carefully remove the canvas from the frame. It is not necessary to remove the staples from the back.
B. Using a pencil and ruler, mark the frame 1/2″ [1.3 cm] apart along either short edge.
C. Insert push pins at each mark. You may find it easier to use a hammer for this.

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EASY Wrap the frame – STEP 2
1. Tie A around first pin at bottom left of frame.

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2. Wrap yarn around each pin, tying a knot around last pin. These vertical strands are called the ‘warp’!

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Make fringe! – STEP 3

1. To make fringe along bottom of your weaving, cut several lengths of B 20″ [51 cm] long. Place 3 lengths of B over first 2 warp strands. Bring ends of fringe through center of these two warp strands. Begin weaving!

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2. Pull ends of fringe to secure. Continue in this manner all the way across the loom. If you end up with one warp strand that is not taken into the fringe, it is okay, leave it empty

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STEP 4

1. Cut B into length approx. 50″ [127 cm] long. Thread B through Tapestry needle. Beginning on the right side of the loom, weave the needle over first warp strand, under the next, then over, then under, etc until you reach the other side of the loom.

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2. Pull ends of fringe to secure. Continue in this manner all the way across the loom. If you end up with one warp strand that is not taken into the fringe, it is okay, leave it empty. Then, come back, weaving the opposite. If you ended your row by going over the last warp strand, begin this row by going under.

3. Do not pull too tightly on the yarn, as this will cause the sides to pull in. Push each row of yarn down gently with your fingers, or you may find it easier to use a fork! Work 10 rows total with B.

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4. To begin a new color, simply leave a tail of B, and start weaving with C. You can tie a loose knot and weave them in when you are done. Weave 10 rows with C as you did with B.

 

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5. You can experiment a little by changing the number of warp strands you go over and under. Begin going under 2 strands, then over 2 strands with B for 4 rows, then C for 4 rows and repeat once more.

6. Continue weaving, alternating colors and number of warp strands being woven until you reach the top of the loom, approximately 2″ [5 cm] from the top loops. Removing the weaving

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STEP 5

1. Secure the ends (at the beginning and end) of your warp strands by tying them to the warp strands beside them.

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2. Carefully remove your piece from the loom, one loop at a time. Weave in your ends on the back of your work.

 

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4. Insert the dowel through the top loops.

5. Cut a length of B 20″ [51 cm] long. Tie each end at either side of weaving to create hanging loop.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Teaches patience and co-ordination

  2. Great idea. Reminds me of the many potholders I made as a child.

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