Hey Walnut Hollow fans! I’ve got a fun project to share with you today. As you may have noticed, string and textile art has become really popular again lately and so today I am showing you how to create a spin on this art form by created framed weavings! These weavings are created on a Basswood Canvas and they stay there even after being finished so that they have their own little frame, and you can stand them up on a shelf rather than having to hang them!
- 8×10 Basswood Canvas
- Upholstery tacks
- Yarn ( I used a variety of yarns from my stash. I recommend using a thinner yarn for step 2, and than thicker yarns for the actual weaving.)
- Yarn/Tapestry Needle
Step 1: Begin my hammering the tacks into the backside of the canvas. I spread 12 tacks out evenly on both ends of the canvas. I staggered them slightly to help prevent the wood from splitting.
The basswood canvas is perfect for the project. By using the backside of the canvas it creates a frame for your art!
Step 2: Take a thinner yarn, tie one end to the first tack and then weave the yarn back and forth through the nails going across the opening of the frame until you reach the last nail and tie it off.
You want the yarn to be fairly snug, not too loose.
Step 3: Next take your thicker, colorful yarn and begin your weaving! I recommend using a tapestry needle to weave the yarn in and out between the base yarn. When you get the the end of a piece, use the needle to weave the ends in too to hide them.
Step 4: If you’re doing a particular shape, like my strawberry, you might have to work with multiple colors at once!
You can also do a more abstract/traditional weaving, rather than a shape, like I did with my second canvas.
I love the natural wood look, but I also think it would be neat to paint the Basswood Canvas before you start!
Purchase the Basswood Canvases you’ll need for this project here!
What shape would you love to make into a weaving?
Learn how to make a Framed Weaving using this tutorial by @studiokatie using Basswood Canvases by @walnuthollow #walnuthollow #weaving #diy #woodcrafts #textileart
Bio: Katie is an artist currently living in the Pacific Northwest. She is a lover of everything crafty and is the girl behind the blog Studio Katie, where she posts DIY’s, art journals, scrapbooks, and all sorts of creative things.