Framed Weaving ~ Monthly Crafty Destash Challenge

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Today I’m using leftover yarn & a previous project to create a framed weaving.  I started this frame with macrame {which you can see in this post} but I didn’t like the results.  Sometimes projects take a different direction even after you think your finished!

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 The First Project

 This is what I made with my $1 frame the first time~>
 
I’d planned on adding more later, but I just wasn’t digging it!  I decided to go in a different direction & use some yarn left over from other projects.  There were hooks in the frame from the first project, but I didn’t have anymore.  I decided to add staples instead of more hooks.
One staple in between each hook would give me what I needed.  Since this stapler likes to be level to work, I used a board to even things out!
I added two rows of staples on the other end, in line with the eyes & staples on the opposite side.
I used a screwdriver to pry the staples up a bit, so I can run yarn through them.

Stringing the Yarn

I’m using mercerized #4 cotton yarn for this part.  It’s smoother than regular cotton yarn.

Using a large needle I went back and forth through each set of staples/eyes 4 times.  Tying a knot at the end helps keep the yarn from slipping.

Once the yarn was tied off, I hammered the staples back in to secure the yarn.  Now I’m ready to weave!

I used the large needle to weave different yarns between the gray yarn.  You just need to make sure to go the opposite way every other set so the yarn is secured.

I did my best to keep up with the ends and outs, but sometimes I got a little off track.  That’s okay because I’m not looking for perfection!

This was a little time consuming & was easier to do on a flat surface.

Even though I kind of liked the extra yarn hanging on the side, it really needs a trim.  It also needs to be secured to keep it from falling apart.

I secured the yarn with two rows of staples on each side, making sure to pull the yarn tight.  I also hammered the staples in further & knotted the yarn ends.

Then I trimmed it all up.  It’s like cutting your hair short for the first time!

All Finished

I really like how this turned out!  It’s got great texture and color.

I thought I was okay with the blank part at the bottom…

I decided it needed a little extra…

Peacock feathers seemed to be the perfect cherry on top for this framed weaving!

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16 comments

    • Kristie Cook says:

      Thank you Florence! It is a wall-hanging & will go over my sofa as a center piece. Beginnings of a gallery wall! 🙂

  1. LydiaF says:

    I love this idea and have a couple of small frames that would work for this project. (I’ll probably have to buy more yarn, bc I’m sure I don’t have any that would suit! hahaha)

    • Kristie Cook says:

      Thank you Lydia! I’ve thought about doing some small frames as gifts. Those fun yarns {that are not so fun to crochet!} are great for this. A yarny shopping trip is always fun! 😉

  2. Molly says:

    Pretty and so unique! I definitely like it better once you added the colorful yarn, it’s just what it needed. Great idea for your destash supplies!

  3. Michelle says:

    Wow! This is amazing and turned out really pretty. I am not sure I would have the patience for this type of crafting but you are really good at it. Very nice!

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