I have been drawn to the art of weaving for a while now, especially after I fell in love with Maryanne Moodie’s weavings on her Instagram. The colors she uses and the designs and textures she creates are breathtaking. After gawking at her designs, I decided to try my hand at making a set of coasters. I’m so happy with how they turned out! You will need just a few materials and a piece of cardboard for your loom. Ready to get started? I spent a good evening making a handful of new coasters while watching the new episodes of Call the Midwife. Have you seen it yet?
Check out the tutorial for the DIY Woven Coasters after the jump…
Cut a out a 5×5 inch piece of cardboard. Cut slits at every 1/4 inch. If you are doing this project with younger kids or prefer a wider weave, I suggest making less slits by making one every 1/2 inch.
I took the other two pieces of yarn and secured them with the second way. You can do this by taking the tail end and threading it through the needle. Then, thread it through the back of a piece of woven yarn. This is super simple to do and doesn’t show through. Trim the end.
When I did the coaster with the triangles I started first with creating the triangles and then filled in the blank space with the off-white yarn.
I marked a center point of the coaster and worked out from there. I did my rows in doubles, so the first two rows were woven once, then three times, then five, and so on. It takes a second to figure out, but once you get the hang of it you are kind of addicted to weaving triangles.