Danni and Charlie do craft

Two ladies and a whole lotta wool

Handwoven Wall Hanging

Weaving Hello  crafters, I was writing a post on my most recent crafts when I stumbled across this post in my drafts. I’m not sure why I didn’t publish it in the end, though it might be due to the terrible pictures (please excuse the table cloth in desperate need of an iron). As it’s cold outside and these pictures have a summery feel, I thought it would be fun to share them. In fact, I actually wove this in the couple of weeks I had in July before I moved to Luxembourg. I was between my old job and my current one (I needed a breather to pack all my things) but it was just so bright and warm outside that I couldn’t resist a little weave on the balcony. I opted for the simple frame loom I bought on my last trip to Japan. It’s so quick to warp, I just warped the loom very simply by going over and under, over and under (you should be able to get the idea from the photo). Instead of using a shed and/or a shuttle, I just used a tapestry bobbin. They are so much easier to find than other weaving tools, at least for looms as small and simple as this one. In fact, I bought a load from The Handweavers Studio in North London before I left. Weaving 2 As you can see from the photo, I just wrapped the yarn around the end of the bobbin. I like to save up all the odds and ends of wool I have from other projects for my mini woven wall hangings. I usually try and buy nice wool whenever I can so I hate to see a good amount go to waste. Weaving 3 Then I just simply wove by going over and under the warp. To bat it down and keep it tight I just used a wide toothed plastic comb. I decided to tie the tops of the hanging and leave the knots visible. I quite liked how imperfect and scruffy it looked, it looks almost like a child made it! That wall hanging is now proudly on display in my craft room, prominently featured on The Wall of Random. IMG_2214 Ah I can still remember that summer day when the noise of London was right outside my flat and the heat was great and the sun was so bright. How different my life is just six months later! I’m looking forward to what the next six months have in store. – Danni

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About hedanni (Danni Haughan)

Hey! I'm the Danni half of the craft blog Danni and Charlie Do Craft. Maker, knitter, traveller who loves a good story & keeping it natural. I have one foot in Europe and the other in E Asia. 我会说一点汉语

2 comments on “Handwoven Wall Hanging

  1. Mrs P
    25/01/2015

    I love it when a project brings back memories, how cool is your Wall Of Random 🙂

    • Oh thank you! I like to rotate it every now and again so all the random bits I’ve collected see the light

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