Friday, October 14, 2016

Creative Weaving Ideas

The Dollar Tree, portable, weaving loom idea for the creative soul on the go :)

I am always looking out for different objects to weave on. I don't know why I started doing this, but it is so much fun for me, and it will make me really happy to share my ideas with you so that you can try them too!


1. Warp it 2. Weave it 3. Love it

This first weaving loom idea can be started with a quick trip to a Dollar Tree store to pick up one of these handy dandy plastic bins. If you are like me, you already have at leave a hundred. I use them to sort floss, pens, markers, and other craft related items for me and my 3 year old daughter. They are very useful. I even use them in the kitchen for organizing snacks in the cabinets and in the utensil drawer. 


I tested the process going completely around the bin with the warp string, and through the existing holes. For me, the holes worked much better.  


Next, I just wanted to see what was possible... so I did a few different test squares for fun.  I did a combination of both hand knotting techniques and weaving techniques. I think some of the combinations looks beautiful together and will make lovely pieces of hand made, hand woven, hand knotted jewelry.

Top square: hand knotting technique - alpha style knotting

The best part about this particular loom idea is that you can toss all of your supplies into the bin, warped and all... and take it in the car, on vacation, to the doctors office... wherever you go, you can have a loom with you so you never have to stop creating. 

If you give this idea a try... I would love to see what you have come up with.  Enjoy!

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