The webs we weave

I figured it was high time for a little weaving/sewing practise, so Lily and I decided to have a go at making a spider’s web.

Materials needed:

  • Wool
  • Embroidery Hoop
  • Knitter’s sewing needle (or other blunt needle)
  1. The first thing you need to do is separate your embroidery hoop, setting the outer ring aside. Next take a length of wool and tie it around the embroidery hoop, leaving the knot on the rim. Repeat several times until you have an asterix type configuration. 
  2. Reattach outer ring of embroidery hoop
  3. Take a length of wool, knot one end around the centre of the “spokes” of wool and thread the other end through the needle (depending on the age of your child, they may either be able to do this themselves or may need help)
  4. Weave in desired pattern

Now, you can just make a regular circular weave by taking the needle over and under the threads, but as we were making a spider web we took the wool over each thread and then under and back over again so as to loop it around.

The Crafty Kitty | Weaving WebsThis activity is perfect for developing fine motor skills…

The Crafty Kitty | Weaving Websplus, it really helps to develop skills that are needed for sewing as well…

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don’t forget to give a really good PULLLLLLL each time you tighten the wool!

The Crafty Kitty | Weaving Webs

I let Lily keep going until she tired of the activity.

The Crafty Kitty | Weaving WebsWe might come back and do some more weaving, another day. Or, perhaps we just need to make a nice pom pom spider to come and live in the web!

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