Weaving is one of the crafts that I really want to learn more about in 2022. Yes. I am already thinking of my craft projects for next year.
There are so many really cool and funky patterns out there that I want to try, especially since I am thinking of redoing my bedroom in a boho/gypsy theme. A woven wall hanging will be a must!
First Weaving Project
I attempted my first woven wall hanging in 2017, right before I lost my 13-year-old kitty, Drusilla, to kidney failure. Weaving on a loom with cats is pretty tricky. I had the loom on my lap and both Drusilla and Daphne trying to chase the yarn as I was weaving it back and forth.
As time consuming as that was, it is a very special memory for me. That was the last time I saw my little girl play before she got really sick. And now, I’m going through kidney failure again with my 17-year-old kitty, Daphne.
What I Used
For this wall hanging I used the Prima Fiber Arts Aspen Blush Loom Kit that I purchased at Hobby Lobby, but it is no longer being sold there. I picked up this kit in 2017 and it was 50% off. It seems that, at least in my Hobby Lobby, they have replaced the embroidery/cross stitch and weaving aisles with more home goods. Not cool, Hobby Lobby!
I followed along with the instructions in the kit, as well as some useful videos on YouTube. Once I got the weaving routine down, I was on a roll. One thing about weaving on a smaller loom like this is it really didn’t take that much time. I stopped for a day or two in between sessions, but it really only took me a couple of hours to do the entire wall hanging.
I think it turned out pretty well for my first attempt. There are definitely things that I need to improve, but overall I am happy with the outcome.
Since it has been several years since I’ve attempted to weave, I’ll definitely have to re-watch some of the videos, but I’m ready to try again. Now, onto the next weaving project!