Weaving. Yup, that’s definitely my craft of the moment.
Since falling back in love with it, I’ve found myself trying out all sorts of weaving variations. Wall hangings. Round embroidery hoop weaving. Microweaving. Woven jewelry. Finding how much of a struggle weaving small tiny wearable art can be, I figured out a quick micro weave necklace hack! Read on to learn more.
To start, cut out a square or rectangualr piece of plastic canvas. This one was an 8×10 piece.
I chose to start with the fringe on the bottom of the weaving. I tested out how I long I wanted the fringe to be. I made sure to double the measurement before cutting.
I used three long strands of this cotton yarn per pair of squares on the plastic canvas.
Using the tapestry needle to make life much much easier, I threaded the three strands of yarn through one square, and back through the adjacent square.
Don’t worry if the strands aren’t perfectly straight. That can be fixed! I trimmed the fringe much like I would my bangs–if I had bangs!
I had to go back to my elementary home economics days for this one. With a simple back stitch, I started sewing in rows to create whatever pattern I wanted.
By skipping squares with each row, I was able to create a triangle shape.
I switched colors to brighten up the piece.
I used purple to create a border around the triangle.
I switched to an old rose shade, and added two more back stitch rows.
With some white, I filled in the remaining squares.
I used the leftover white yarn to fashion a necklace chain for the necklace. Cute right? This took all but an hour to make. Try out this micro weave necklace!