INSTRUCTIONS FOR “FABRIC WEAVING” – HOW IT WORKS



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Do you already know the latest craft weaving trend? Bias binding made of fabric is pinned onto a weaving board and woven together. Depending on the type of weave, different patterns are created. Since the weaving piece is fixed on self-adhesive fleece, it can be processed without any problems. For example, with pillows, table runners, cosmetic bags and, and, and … there are no limits to your imagination!

YOU NEED:

  • Fabric weaving starter set , consisting of board, needle and pin
  • Bias tapes or woven tapes
  • Vlieseline H180 / H200
  • Iron

THAT’S HOW IT WORKS:

Before you start weaving, look for the appropriate side of the board in the instructions on which you will then weave and pin the fleece line with four needles. You always have to make sure that the adhesive side is facing up! In my instructions I only weave on the square shown in the picture, but you can also weave larger or smaller. However, the smaller you weave, the more difficult it is.



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Iron:

Tips for fixing and connecting the fleece line and the woven surface:

  • first iron carefully in the middle
  • only then remove the pins
  • and then iron on the edge.

Attention: The iron should not come into contact with Vlieseline! To help, baking paper or a dish towel can be placed on the woven surface. Fixing is faster with steam.

NO. 1 – EASY

Board side: 45 degrees
Colors : 2
Difficulty: 1

In the simplest variant, you first pin your tapes vertically onto the board. Depending on how many ribbons you take and how long you make them, you already determine your starting area.

When you’re done, you can start weaving. This is very easy, like the weaving frame that many know from kindergarten or school.

down-up-down-up-down-up-down ….

and with the next volume:
up-down-up-down-up-down-up ……

and then again like the first one:
down-up-down-up-down….

and so on until the end.

NO. 2 – EASY OBLIQUE

Board side: 45 degrees
Colors: 3
Difficulty: 1

Another very simple variant is that Dd pinns the tapes straight on your board, not straight as in variant 1. Here you can always use the guidelines as a guide.

I also added one more color, with colors you can develop great new patterns and achieve other effects, I tried to use contrasts here to show you better in the pictures.

In principle, you do nothing else like variant 1, just at an angle and alternating with two colors.

Color 1: up-down-up-down-up-down-up….
Color 2: down-up-down-up-down-up-down….
Color 1: up-down-up…
Color 2: down-up-down….

NO. 3 – EASY COLOR PLAY

Board side: 45 degrees
Colors: 3
Difficulty:  2

As already described in variant 2, you can play with colors very well and create completely new patterns and variants.

For this variant you need three different ribbon colors.
eg light green (F1) – medium green (F2) – dark green (F3)
Tensions the straps vertically on the board in the following order:
F3 – F2 – F1 – F2 – F3 – F2 – F1 – F2….

In principle variant 3 is a mixture of 1 and 2. First pinning is vertical and then weaving diagonally. To do this, use the guidelines on the board.

Weaving is now only carried out with light green (F1) and medium green (F2). So that medium green always lies on medium green. Light green is only on light green and dark green. Weaving is carried out again as in instructions 1 and 2.

Other color variant:

NO. 4 – 3D CUBES

Board side:  60 degrees
Colors: 3
Difficulty:  3

The beginning of the dice is also very easy, but later it gets a little trickier, but with a little practice it can be done very quickly. First, the black ribbons are pinned vertically on the board.

Then when you’re ready, take a different color, in my case gray.
Now we are weaving. I start in the middle and orient myself on the help line and then weave the row below and weave the lower area first, then the upper area. When weaving, you have to make sure that you do not weave like the other variants, but always above one and below two. After a few rows, diamonds appear, where you have to make sure that the tips touch.

1st row: down – up – down – down – up – down – down – up …
2nd row: up – down – down – up – down – down – up …
3rd row: down – down – up – down – down – up – down …

After you have woven a few rows, you can also look at yourself. This is also a tip for step 3. After step 2, your pattern should look like this:

Now it’s getting a little trickier. Now your third color, white for me, comes into play.
I start in the top right corner and weave to the bottom left. The border can sometimes be a bit confusing. Therefore, as a small tip: you can also start in the middle and then weave to the two edges. If you have woven in a few ribbons, you can easily look at yourself, as already mentioned above.

Here is the trick that you always weave over two oblique ribbons (in my case: black) and under three ribbons below (in my case: gray – black – gray) and then dice quickly emerge.

NO. 5 – STAR

Board side:  60 degrees
Colors : 2
Difficulty:  3

In principle, you have to use the same technique for the stars as for the dice. However, the difficulty here is that you only use two colors.

In my example I use red (F1) and orange (F2).

First the two colors have to be pinned on the board like this:
F1 – F2 – F2 – F1 – F2 – F2 – F1…

Now we weave again diagonally, just like with the dice. Above one above, below two. And here, too, diamonds have to be created. However, afterwards orange should only be woven on orange, and red only on red. That makes it a little bit more difficult.

1st row: up – down – down – up – down – down – up…
→ Red band: over red – under orange – under orange – over red….
2nd row: down – up – down – down – up – down – down – up …
→ Orange band: under red – over orange – under orange – under red – over orange …
3rd row: down – down – up – down – down – up – down…
→ Orange band: under red – under orange – over orange – under red – under orange – over orange…

When you are finished with step 2, you can now start with step 3. I’m starting up here again in the top right corner, with orange.

I always weave under three under – over 2 over – under three – over two …

F2 begins: over red – under red – under orange – under orange – over orange – over red – under red …
F2 begins: over red – over orange – under orange – under orange – under red – over red – over orange …
F1 begins : under orange – under red – under orange – over orange – over orange – under orange – under red – under orange….
F2: ….
F2:…
F1:…

The star shape is very quickly recognizable and so even small errors are quickly visible.

 



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