Mountain Landscape Weaving Project
For those who like the look of weaving projects but haven’t had much experience weaving themselves, this DIY mountain landscape project is perfect for you. Requiring only some thread, wool, and needles, this project is an easy way to not only learn a new skill, but it also offers the reward of inexpensive decoration for your home.
With a little patience, anyone no matter their level of experience can find some enjoyment out of this simple arts and crafts project. If you’re ready to give this weaving project a try, then let’s get started!
Materials and Supplies
- 1 or more bordered wooden frames
- 1 hammer
- Small, short flat head nails
- 1 large weaving needle
- 1 pair of scissors
- 1 needle for wool
- Cotton or wool
- Mercerized cotton thread
Directions for a Mountain Landscape Weaving Project
- Flip the frame over onto its backside. Make dots with a pencil in a straight line on the top and bottom sides of the frame (where a picture would lay) for where you plan to hammer in the nails—try to have an equal number on both sides to make them symmetrical. To avoid splitting the frame’s wood, place the nails slightly staggered.
- Tie an end of the cotton thread to the first nail at the top of the frame. Then, wrap the thread (not all the way around the nail) around the adjacent first bottom nail, and then go back up and wrap around the second top nail, and then lower down and wrap around the adjacent second bottom nail, and then so on from there. At the end, tie the thread around the very last nail and snip the hanging thread.
- Once the thread is set, flip the frame front side up. Cut the amount of wool you will need depending on your chosen pattern and tie it to your large needle for weaving.
- Now, thread the needle through the thread over the first, beneath the second line of thread, then over the third, beneath the fourth, and continue as such until you reach the end. When going across for the next thread, do the opposite for the passing of the thread. If you were above on the row before, pass below, and then above.
- Press the wool down the frame, so no thread shows within the wool. Thread several rows across the frame’s entire width. Note: Make sure you do not distort the weft by pulling the thread too much at the sides. The wool for the picture should be soft and a bit relaxed. The wires should be parallel to the frame’s edges.
- To make a mountain, form a triangle by making slight decreases on both of the structure’s sides. To do this, gradually lose one thread per thread on both sides. Ideally, you should do three thread passages before making another cut, so you can get the triangle higher.
- Stop threading before you reach the mountain tip and change the wool for the snow on top. For threading small wool amounts on smaller surfaces, use the smaller wool needle—it’s more convenient. Using the same threading pattern (top, bottom, top, bottom), use the white wool and finish the mountain triangle(s) to the tip. To add snow on the mountain’s sides, add the wool at the end by turning around the string.
- With the same pattern (top, bottom, top, bottom), make clouds of any shape you prefer at the top end of the frame.
- Weave the sky using triangular peaks, which you can make the same way as you made the mountains. You can also add more clouds and the sun.
- Turn the pieces over and tie together any hanging threads to block the work. Cut off the surplus so they don’t face each other.
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