Contributed By: Christine Dore of Hazel & Magnolia
Unless you quite literally live under a rock, and your décor consists mostly of moss, you've probably seen the woven tapestry trend sweeping your favorite interior design and craft blogs. These handcrafted lovelies add a texture, warmth, and color to your home in a unique way—no wonder they've come back in style! Love the look of this trend, but don't want to shell out the big bucks for a handwoven piece? Or want to specially customize your weaving to your home's color scheme? Follow the steps below to easily, and cheaply, make your own loom and get weaving.
Materials: - 10" x 12" wooden board - ruler - pencil - 16 1-inch nails, preferably coated - hammer
Step 1: Mark a point in each corner, one inch in from each edge. Step 2: Draw horizontal lines to connect the points on the bottom edge of your loom. Step 3: Repeat along the top edge of your loom. Step 4: Mark the placement for the nails along each line at half-inch intervals. Step 5: Hammer each nail into the half-inch-spaced marks along each line. These nails will serve as the pegs of your loom, and will anchor your weaving. Optional: Sand down any sharp edges with fine grit sandpaper as needed.
Weave away! Looking for inspiration or instructions to start your new hobby? Check out my favorite examples & tutorials: 1. Lumayan Necklace by Geography541 on BRIKA 2. Zimora Kilim Clutch by Boho Gypsy on BRIKA 3. Kilim Pop Stitch Rug from Anthropologie 4. 20 Woven Wall Hangings To Inspire, Buy Or DIY from DesignSponge 5. Weaving Class: The Basics from A Beautiful Mess 6. DIY Woven Wall Hanging from Honestly WTF
- Christine Dore is an editor and writer, specializing in creative nonfiction. Off-duty, she loves everything DIY and recently launched Hazel & Magnolia, her social enterprise brand of handcrafted home goods that give back to the worldwide crafting community. Visit her website to follow her creative pursuits!