Monday, June 25, 2012

Coat Hanger Weaving

I had a Facebook follower ask for some details on this project, so here they are! I didn't have a complete set of photos (I usually don't blog until I know I have enough photos to cover the steps), so I had to draw out some of the steps. I hope my diagrams are clear enough. If not, please don't hesitate to ask questions! 

MATERIALS: wire coat hangers, yarn, ribbon, and 
scraps of long, thin anything that you can use for weaving!

Preparing the Loom:

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At this point, you should have something that looks like this:

To begin weaving, cut a piece of yarn (as long as you wish) and tie it to the center of the loom, where all of the yarn came together. Start weaving under and over the yarn "spokes" in a circular pattern.

When the yarn runs out, tie another one on to the end and continue weaving. Continue in this fashion until you get closer to the edge. You can make this as large as you'd like. To finish it off, tie the tail of the yarn to one of the spokes. Hang and enjoy!

Some finished weavings. Different types of yarn creates interest, especially eyelash yarn.

Update: This is what they look like if removed from the coat hanger. They do shrink a bit. I have been having the kids take them off the hanger and we hot glue them to a piece of matboard.

Directions to remove:
1. Cut one of the pieces of yarn that is tied to the hanger. Make sure to cut it close to the edge so that you have a long enough piece to tie a knot. Tie this piece to the end of the yarn you just finished weaving with.
2. Continue around the hanger, cutting two at a time and tying them together in a knot. Don't tie them too tightly or you will end up with a bowl because the sides will roll!

Monday, June 18, 2012

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