An individual can have various kinds of crafting ideas. It doesn’t matter if it is stitching, baking, or weaving- as long as you are consistent in it.
- Stitching is the process of sewing materials together to form a piece of cloth or garment. Such as making outfits, bags, t-shirt, or a pillowcase.
- Baking is to combine raw ingredients to turn into a freshly delicious dish. Whether it is brownies or rainbow cakes, yummy it is!
- Weaving is a form of textile art that uses sets of yarns to form a unique piece.
Let’s talk about weaving a little in detail. Supposedly you already have a knack for it, or you are just starting to learn to weave- here’s something you need to know!
There are countless numbers of tricks, tools, and tips out there. However, if you go to stock all, you will never start. Plus, if you are in the beginning stage, you do not have to worry about it. If you have a basic understanding and a few essential tools, you are ready to explore your crafting niche.
What are the tools required for weaving?
Do not get overwhelmed with the terms. A warp is a thread that goes up and down your craft. An ideal warp option is cotton fibre. It is smooth, steady, and does not get stretched. You can have it of any colour you desire, though it is best to colour coordinate with the weft.
It is the second set of yarn that is used to complete the product. One weaves the weft through the warp; in a left to right and vice versa direction. If you do not want to go ahead with wools or weaving yarns, you can try experimenting with a ripped t-shirt to create a unique texture. Hence, having a tapestry needle would ease the work.
It is a tool that can hold your entire length of the weft while you are working on weaving the larger areas of the project. You have to form a figure of eight when you wrap the weft around the shuttles.
Thus, it makes it easier to leave the shuttle and fit through the warp threads. A shuttle ensures no tangling of the material.
A weaving loom is a frame that is a core tool when it comes to weaving thread. The warp is arranged and threaded in the loom, which allows you to weave easily using the weft.
You can select the size of the loom you desire based on the size of the product you are going to create. However, having a weaving space of 25 cm by 25cm is ideal.
Used to remove frizz, is that what you are thinking? That’s right! It does similar work here too. Use a comb to push down the weft after you complete each line of weaving. Hence, this process will have each weaved line intact and assure no gaps are left in-between; unless, your design requires it.
A pair of scissors is a must! One can use kitchen scissors to do general work. However, having embroidery scissors is also absolute to work with tiny detail.
These are the main requirements you need to have before you begin your project of weaving.