branch weaving

branch weavingI saw this page last week and immediately stopped everything to start my own branch-weaving projects. Traditional weaving can be somewhat tedious– there is a lot of slow, meticulous prep work to do before you can actually start– and while I find the repetition of weaving relaxing and meditative, I can imagine that it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. Branch weaving is another story entirely– within an hour you can hold a finished product in your hand.

branch weavingThe contrast between the branch and yarn make these inherently interesting, but combining varying weights and colors takes it over the top. It’s a great rainy-day project (provided you’ve saved a few dry branches) and is simple enough for kids to complete!

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7 Responses to branch weaving

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  2. kristin says:

    it looks like you had fun with these…the bottom one has such nice play with color and pattern…i am inspired 🙂

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  5. mary says:

    hi there, i am working on a branch weaving project. i was wanting to do a chevron design and am trying to figure out the best way to switch out the colors.

  6. Melissa says:

    How did you secure the warp? Just basic knots?

  7. Jessica says:

    Yep– I only tied it at the beginning and end and wound it around the branches at every other point.

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