Crafting : Tree Weaving
- wool roving in brown and greens
- a green twig or branch that can be easily pulled into a circle
- brown yarn
- (optional) glue gun
- 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