Welcome back to another installment in the Sewing with Kids series! In this project we took recycled textile yarn and created a framed rainbow weaving.
- 6 x 25″ pieces of 5mm recycled textile yarn (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
- 6 x 21″ pieces of 5mm recycled textile yarn (red, or a 7th contrasting colour)
- Nyttja Frame (from Ikea)
- needle/shuttle (a small stick will do)
Remove the back piece from the frame and take out the paper and the plastic sheet. Take the 6 x 21″ strands of recycled textile yarn and tie around the picture frame.
Take the other end of the textile yarn and tie it to the first loop, joining the loop into one strand. By keeping this loop as one strand, it will keep the number of strands uneven and enable you to weave by alternating each row.
for the second row, you need to alternate, so that all the strands that were below the shuttle/needle are now on top of it and vice versa. repeat this process one more time so that you have worked 3 rows total in this colour.
To change to your next colour, simply tie the end of your current colour to the end of the next colour.
If you struggle with the weaving, you can always sew the yarn in and out of the holes that are made by the gaps between the strands. To finish, tie the last strand of yarn to the last loop. Replace the plastic sheeting on the back of the woven rainbow. you may like to add a piece of white card, or maybe a picture of some clouds, in between the plastic sheet and the backing piece of the frame.Display your new framed weaving proudly! You may like to accessorise some of your toys with a scarf made from some of the offcuts!