My forecast for 2013 is that weaving will be the next hip thing. Amongst some Avant-garde designers* and recyclists it has already began. Next will be Anthropologie and friends, and then the you and I.
How to Weave?
image credit, woven table rugs: http://sodapop-design.de/2011/01/diy-untersetzer/ (website in German language)
Today might as well be ‘wordless’, as this picture tells a thousand words. This is all you really need to know!
The loom that is featured here is made from a picture frame that was already constructed to make your own canvas. The only thing is, this results in a small loom. You can purchase these frame sections separately at an art store, but as a painter, I know that the larger sizes of these can be pricey. Of course, you can purchase a professional loom, but this mostly makes sense if you are going to take up weaving as a hobby. Rigid Heddle Looms are good looms for those who are seriously looking into taking up weaving.
If you want something a tat larger, then you’ll have to make your own loom in other ways.(or
Craft Tools & Supplies – DIY
- How to Make a Loom (from a 2×4 piece of scrap wood that you can find on the street) ~ video tutorial.
Other Woven Designs w DIY Tutorials
- How to Make Woven, Silk Scarves & Belts. … that are absolutely fabulous, from old fabric that you have laying around.
- She’s so inspirational, this a great video to watch, even before you start weaving little table rugs that were shown above.