Today Erin and I decided to do some branch weaving and we have put together a little tutorial for you:)
Beautiful, colourful yarn
A branch shaped in a V shape
Wool sewing needle
Tie on some yarn at the bottom of the V and wind your warp onto your branch.
Twist your yarn firmly around each branch twice and make sure it is quite tight.
Erin putting the warp onto her branch, Charlie sleeping nearby…
The warp is on, now to start weaving…
Tie on your first colour, thread your needle and start weaving in and out of your warp thread.
Erie’s progress…

This was such fun to do:)

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80 Responses to Weaving

  1. goldenbird August 2, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    That colorful yarn looks beautiful woven across the branches. Thank you for the tutorial!

  2. Vikki August 2, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    this is such a lovely idea!

  3. Dawn August 2, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    Lovely tutorial.
    This is something we love to do, and always on the lookout on forest walks for ideal branches. We often weave with roving too.
    Very colourful and very simple.


  4. WonderWhyGal August 2, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    What a Wonderful project!

    Thank you for sharing. You always have the best ideas.

  5. Sunshine Mama August 2, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    As soon as I saw the top picture, it brought a huge smile on my face. All these colours make me so happy! I love rainbows and this looks like so much fun to do. I’ll have to show my kids how to do it. And while they might be too young to make it with so many colours, (as it might get too frustrating for them) I know I will! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Stephanie xx

  6. SewnNatural August 2, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    W O W!!! I’m going to print this and put it away for a year or so… it’s wonderful and I can’t wait to try it when my daughter is old enough. Thank you.

  7. K August 2, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    First, just the opening photograph gave me great and quiet pleasure – the colors of the yarn. Then the texture. Then the weaving and the natural bent of the wood. Then it pleased me to see the arms of the branch all bound in orange, as it if were a harp, strung with sting that came spinning out of the hand of anchored happiness. I have heard the wind play the strings of a harp, and I know how that sounds- much like the weaving looks.

  8. Twig and Toadstool August 2, 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    They just turned out so beautifully! I’m going to be scanning the ground for branches now!!
    xo maureen

  9. Fru Larsen August 2, 2010 at 10:53 pm #

    Always looking forward – to see what you have made this time!
    Love the handcoloured yarns 🙂

  10. Joy August 3, 2010 at 4:03 am #

    What a fun idea! It turned out so lovely too!

  11. momma rae August 3, 2010 at 5:43 am #

    gorgeous colors!! we have done these with found nature objects. i like the bright yarns!

  12. Shannon August 3, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    Wow! thank yo Erin and Linda fabulous idea and such a beautiful rainbow ~ can’t wait to show the big girl and see if she would like to make one too.

  13. Erin August 3, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    Stop by my blog to pick up an award that I left for ya 🙂 By the way, I love your header … it’s so very peaceful & relaxing to look at.

  14. Nixie Pixie August 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    What a lovely blog! I am so glad I found you 🙂 Looking forward to lots more creative projects 🙂

  15. Neumaisse August 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    Wow. Just, wow. This is amazing! Would it be ok for me to do this at our Family Camp next summer? I wish I’d had this over the weekend!

  16. Linda August 3, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    Nixie Pixie,
    Thanks so much:) Welcome to my blog:)

    Welcome to my blog, thank you for your kind words:) Of course you can use this at your next camp, it is such a fun activity:)

    Take care

  17. Tahara August 3, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    Great tutorial!…We will have to try that :-)…Thanks Linda!

  18. Mama Rose August 3, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    Oh Linda! I love how beautiful the colors of your rainbow are!! What an awesome tutorial!!! I can’t wait to try it 😀
    Other than the exercise for the little one’s, I was wondering what you do with the cloth that you’ve woven?

  19. Féepoussière August 3, 2010 at 11:30 pm #

    I have a tree branch! I have the needle!
    I miss the wool …
    Thank you wow!

  20. ecoMILF August 4, 2010 at 1:11 am #

    Beautiful! Now can i ask a maybe ignorant and hopefully not insulting question- what do you do with them when you’re done? Hang them as decorations? Take the weave off the branch and use it for something? Just curious? xo m.

  21. Rachel August 4, 2010 at 1:13 am #

    My daughter would love doing this! Some of my boys I think as well.

    Love love love the colors!!

  22. Linda August 4, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    Hi EcoMILF:)
    Thank you for your kind words:)
    We put these pretty rainbows on our nature table or we take them off the branch and make them into little carpets for gnome homes. The possibilities are endless;)
    Thanks so much for stopping by.

  23. Brynn August 4, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    I’ve never seen these turn out as beautiful as yours!

  24. Heidi August 4, 2010 at 9:09 pm #

    So, so beautiful, my friend!

  25. moment to Moment August 6, 2010 at 1:50 am #

    those are just lovely, we found branches the other day meaning to do some weaving, now I am so inspired to get to it..
    Just lovely!
    🙂 christina

  26. Prettydreamer August 6, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    Sp beautiful … my young weaver will be so excites to try it out!…Thank you for sharing. ~Pamela

  27. SEMA August 6, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    Hi,I am living Türkiye…It is beatiful…

  28. sippy cup mom August 6, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    This is lovely, perfect for out camping trip. Thanks, karen
    Sippy Cup Central

  29. Amanda August 6, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    This is awesome timing! I just collected my sticks this week for our weaving project that I have planned for this fall. I love your use of rainbow yarn. I will definitely be bookmarking this for future reference! Thank you!!!

  30. JayLeigh August 6, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    These are really beautiful! and the tutorial is so well done! I definitely want to try this with my children. Thank you for sharing! ♥

  31. Wabi-Sabi Wanderings August 7, 2010 at 1:25 am #

    Oh my — how beautiful! I *love* these happy colourful creations. And they really do have so much potential. I wonder if it could be fashioned into a sail for a boat…

  32. Val September 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    How excellent we have to try this :0)

  33. Amanda October 1, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    We just made these this week. Like I mentioned in an earlier comment, we followed your tutorial. My daughter was mesmerized by your beautiful yarn. Thank you!!!

  34. Prettydreamer December 4, 2010 at 5:17 am #

    Linda, Congratulations on your post being featured in CRAFT magazine …how wonderful!! ~ Pamela

  35. pam January 22, 2011 at 3:14 am #

    What a wonderful idea! I tried something similar with god’s eyes but it was very difficult and I often had to add a branch to make it work. But weaving! Brilliant. A large vase of these would be stunning in the corner of a studio.

    Thank you!

  36. Nadene January 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    THis is a really beautiful project! So glad to find you. We’re also from South Africa and my girlslove nature and crafts, so I’m sure they’ll enjoy this!

  37. Marghanita Hughes February 24, 2011 at 2:14 am #

    What a beautiful craft. I can’t wait to try this out with my nature class. Your blog is an absolute joy-a feast for the eyes. Wishing you a beautiful day……….Marghanita.

  38. Sara April 11, 2011 at 1:24 am #

    This is gorgeous! I must try this with my girls. I will be linking up at Tangled Happy next week. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderfully colorful weaving idea! 🙂

  39. Ericasue May 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    What a wonderful and beautiful weaving project!

  40. ohangelina May 20, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    i really love this. my son will too ..x

  41. erinleee May 20, 2011 at 6:51 pm #


  42. Donna May 20, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Thanks SO much for the tutorial. I am looking for classes to teach kids through our Arts Council and I think this one will be a hit. I better get out in the woods and find some branches….

  43. Megan May 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Great! Going to do this soon, love it and love your blog!

  44. ESPERANZA September 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    Great tuto Thanks!!!!
    I love your blog!!!!!!

  45. Silvina October 1, 2011 at 2:01 am #

    Wonderful idea!!! thanks for sharing it!!

  46. Roxi Ameduri Marchettini October 2, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Les quedó maravilloso!
    lo pondré en práctica, gracias por compartirlo!

  47. aimee January 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    absolutely amazing!

  48. Conny's Cottage February 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm #


    i like it very very match!!!!

    greatings send you Conny

  49. La costurilla April 21, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    That´s lovely!!! i need to go out right now with my childs to try it!!! 🙂

  50. onegoldensun May 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    I love this! thank you.

  51. Tracy July 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Very beautiful. My children would like to do this. I have a question about the weaving. Do you weave in and out of both the top and bottom warp threads?

    • Linda July 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

      Thank you Tracy:) We just wove in and out of the top threads.
      Take care

  52. ashley August 25, 2012 at 1:49 am #

    What a gorgeous project! I was wondering what brand of yarn you used?

  53. Amanda February 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    How utterly creative and most important how kind. Thank you

  54. Dawn March 16, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    This makes me so happy to look at . Thank You for sharing such a simply divine idea. I will make on as well.

  55. Elizabeth April 18, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    Thank you so much for this, I’m going to try it this afternoon with my two year old and some of his own hand-painted yarn!

  56. Mora June 11, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    Beautiful!!! (:

  57. Bek @ Just For Daisy August 13, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    These are simply beautiful and I can’t wait to give it a try with my girls!
    Off to take a look around your lovely blog!

  58. Ann @ My Nearest and Dearest January 25, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the bright, cheery colours!

  59. Melody July 22, 2017 at 10:23 am #

    I would love to have a copy of your book to use for my 5 years old daughter..Thanks!

  60. Christine March 26, 2018 at 9:44 pm #

    Hi, I used your photo to promote our Creative Fibre Club meeting tonight,
    I did put your blog name on, we are trying stick weaving. Thank you for your great ideas, off to browse your patterns for sale now. Christine in New Zealand.


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