Crafting : Tree Weaving


Tree Weaving


  • wool roving in brown and greens
  • a green twig or branch that can be easily pulled into a circle
  • brown yarn
  • scissors
  • (optional) glue gun

Let’s Begin

  • Form a circular hoop and tuck the ends in to hold the shape
  • Tie the two ends together with yarn to secure
  • Tie and secure somewhere between 5 and 11 pieces of brown yarn at the top of the branch hoop in a semi-circle- the strands must be long enough to reach the bottom of the hoop and be knotted with ease
  • We used a glue gun to secure the ends but if your branch was thick enough you could etch little grooves into the branch so the yarn would sit nicely inside of them
  • Pull the yarn pieces down, gather together and wrap them tightly around and knot all in one place at the bottom of the hoop
  • Choose some green roving and start to weave it through the yarn on the top of your hoop – Over, under, over, under, over under, etc.
  • Then for the next row switch to – Under, over, under, over, under, over, etc.
  • Just tuck the ends in when you run out of roving and want to change colours – this is a very forgiving process and looks beautiful no matter what 
  • We added a bit of red for Spring blossoms
  • Once the greenery was complete, gather a few of the yarn strands together and wrap brown roving in a downwards spiral around them to create thick branches and a trunk

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.

1 Comment

  1. Carie on September 26, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Oh how pretty it looks! What a lovely idea, thank you for sharing:)

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