Our placemats (is that a Canadianism? Does the rest of the world say ‘table mats’?) are all looking shabby, so I decided to weave up some new ones.
I love upcycling, so I am using fabric strips to weave the placemats.
I decided to weave the placemats on my 14 inch Dewberry Ridge ‘Lil Weaver’.
I know that this is slightly narrower than conventional placemats, but I figured that when we have the whole family around the table, that the squares will fit better than rectangles.
Because fabric strips are hefty, I decided to work over 2 nails at a time. The nails on the loom are too close together to work well with fabric strips, are lovely when you use 2 at a time.
Also…. there are a couple of secret tips that make weaving with fabric strips go so much more easily….
Here’s the video tute, and happy weaving!