I haven’t played with stick weaving for a long while. I was tiding up the store room and came across the sets of weaving sticks Peter had made for me, to use in a workshop I was teaching at the Clare Out Of School Hours Care.
When I first opened the shop I did a few stick weaving classes for children. It’s fun to play with as an adult too. I’ve made chair pads, mats, bowls and these cute little dolls.
Today I spent a little while revisiting a fun craft and remembered how I had made these little dolls. I have used self covered buttons in the past with faces drawn on them to embellish them.
They make lovely Worry Dolls.
A Blast from the past!
And way back in 2009 I had fun with my own children!
Both Rose and Fern are now adults. I wrote The Mad Quilter Blog for many years, my kids love searching through it and reading about their childhood adventures.
Making the Sticks
Made from 6mm dowel –
- Cut dowel 15 – 20 cms in length
- Drill a 2.5 mm hole at one end.
- Sharpen the other end with a pencil sharpener.
- Thread some long lengths of yarn through the sticks and you’re ready to go.
Some Links to be inspired to try your own stick weaving..
Stick Weaving For a Quick Homemade Gift. https://hubpages.com/art/Stick_Weaving_For_a_Quick_Homemade_Gift
Tottie Talks Crafts – Noreen Crone Findley
Weaving with Straws
A faster way to get started is to use straws instead of dowels. I prefer the dole as it is rigid and I find them easier to hold and weave around.