My Friend Holly asked me to help her with some basic weaving skills. We made this colourful heddle and loom!
When I got to her studio she had this big frame/folding screen leaning against the wall and I knew that was a good place to start.
We popped to the 99p shop and got some lolly sticks, epoxy resin, and got a wooden crate from the veg shop.
To make the heddle we taped together the lolly sticks, leaving a space in-between for thread and then glued them to 2 bits of crate.
To make the warp we used 2 bits shades of blue, to make life a little easier. we just threaded around the edges of the frame and through the holes we’d made.
It took a few hours and now lets see if Holly enjoys it enough to weave the whole thing.
Holly will be having an exhibition in the Autumn so lets see if it has any weaving…
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