I am so excited! I’ve been staring longingly at woven wall-hangings all summer thinking thoughts about how difficult it must be. But I’ve been inspired. A Beautiful Mess has a tutorial for making one that looks easy. But first you need a loom. So I made one. It’s a little wonky, I know. But I can’t even tell you how difficult it is to nail 32 finishing nails exactly evenly in two straight lines. That’s not true. I can tell you, but you and I would both rather get to looking at woven things.
First a few more photos of my new lap loom.
It’s made from a piece of plywood that I had laying around. In fact it’s a piece of an old sign from the bakery my husband and I used to have. And has 32 finishing nails total in two lines approximately 8.5 inches from each other.
I need a few more things: a shuttle and a shed stick. I’m still learning what that means. But I’ll find/make them as necessary.
I’ve heard that once you start weaving, you don’t stop. So dear family and friends, you may all be receiving woven wall-hangings for Christmas this year as I may not have time to make anything else or know what to do with all of the many pieces I shall be weaving.
And now, the fun part. The very beautiful pieces that other people have made.
From Lemon Cucullu on Etsy.
From racheljOK on Etsy.
From Southern Textiles on Etsy.
From wolfandwoodland on Etsy.
All photos of finished, woven wall-hangings in this post belong to their respective, linked owners.