A few years ago we collaborated with Interweave to create a project for the “DIY Holiday” special issue. We are thrilled share this project with you now as we head into 2017.
The Schacht Team pulled together to create another community project, with each of us choosing a color of embroidery floss and weaving a number of squares in that color. The resulting project can be easily customized for the holidays or any color scheme you prefer. The options are endless!
Holiday Flower Lights
Designed by Benjamin Krudwig – Woven by the Schacht Team
Equipment: Schacht Zoom Loom and 6″ weaving needle.
Yarns: Two 27 yard skeins each of size 5 DMC embroidery floss in the following colors: Snow White, Medium Blue Violet, Rose, Coral, Peacock, Medium Forest Green.
Accessories: LED light string (be careful not to use any other variety as the heat could create a fire hazard).
Weaving: Weave enough squares to cover each of your LED light bulbs. The string we used had 30 lights, so we wove five squares in each of the 6 colors. Depending on your color scheme and number of lights, you may need more yardage of embroidery floss.
Assembly: Make each square into a flower using the detailed instructions below, and start attaching them to the string lights. Push the LED bulb through the center of the flower, tie the excess threads (from pulling) around the string light. Secure with a little super glue or a dab of hot glue. You can click on each picture to make it larger.
Repeat this process until all of the lights are covered.
Plug in and enjoy!
If you make this project, share it with us on Instagram and tag your post with #SchachtSpindle and #ZoomLoom.
Learn something new in the New Year!
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Creative Weaving Techniques on the Rigid Heddle Loom is full of finger controlled and pick-up techniques to help you create stunning projects with lots of texture and visual interest!
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