Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Garden Loom

The first step (after collecting sticks from the woods that is) in making a garden loom is to use twine to tie the sticks together into a frame. Casey used knots he learned from being a boy scout.
Here he is tying the last one together.
After the loom was together we dug two holes in the ground and put the loom in. I then wrapped brown yarn around the sticks.
I used blue yarn to weave in the sky while K searched for leaves and grass to weave in the bottom.
For a finishing touch we wove in flowers from the garden.

I've been wanting to make a garden loom for a long time. I keep seeing them on other people's pages and have been thinking how beautiful they are. I love the idea of keeping it out all year and adding/ changing it through the seasons. We collected our sticks on a walk through the woods a week ago and spent Saturday morning putting it all together.

13 comments:

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

ahh! Just breathtaking!!

Twig and Toadstool said...

I've been wanting to do that for some time...can I come visit your garden to save me the work?! Beautiful!
xo maureen

Bending Birches said...

MMMMM I am loving it!!! project time! project time!!

Basheegirl said...

I absolutely love this! Can you please make me one?

Cheryl said...

I love this idea. We do wild weaving, but not a team effort like this. I have got to add this to my to-do list, oh, and actually do it. Bookmarked. Thank you for sharing.

guam_mummy said...

beautiful :)

arromyf said...

What a wonderfully fantastic idea !!

messyfish said...

Brilliant! And beautiful.... I am sooooo yeeeeees going to do this in spring!

Linda said...

Beautiful!

Umatji said...

oh a wonderful idea and I hope i remember it in spring here! it would be amazing!

woolies said...

Magnificent!!!!! So impressed! :)

Sarah H. Jackson, Textile Artist said...

Dear Seasonal Gnome,
I'm the weaving editor for Handwoven magazine and I'm wondering if you would like to submit your garden loom as a project/article for the May/June 2016 issue of Handwoven. Please email me: jackson.sb295@yahoo.com

Thank you,
Sarah H. Jackson

Leslie Lim said...

Those look interesting. Keep posting.

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