Cardboard box Weaving
October 25, 2012 by Crystal Rayne
Projects & Recipes
Years, I mean, YEARS back I found my grandma weaving in a box. I have given Macgyver plans for a large wooden rug loom to make, but that is a winter project. I have one child that loves to weave, so I grabbed a box and got her started with a loom. This can also be done on just a flat piece of cardboard as well but the box is much easier I think, and the kids find it faster.
First chase away the dogs and CAT! Miss LuLu thinks the whole house is her personal amusement park.
OK, take your box (any size will do) or flat piece of cardboard and a ruler. You need to mark the spots to cut slits, spacing for your weaving project. I went with slits every 1/4 inch and you mark and cut both ends. To start I take the string and make a slip knot and put it over the first tab/end slit. Next tie the slip knot in a regular knot and begin to lace your string from one end to the other, slit after slit. You will notice on my end, every other slit has a loop. When you go to remove your project you will need to thread those loops with yarn as you remove them.
Before I made my slits I cut away the 4 flaps that close the box and recycled them. I used one of the shorter box ends to make a shuttle/needle to weave with. One of the long ends I made a weave presser, sorry I don’t know the technical name. Take the presser and lace it through above every other strand, lay across your box and slide it up out of your way. The shuttle I punched a hole in the bottom end to thread the yarn through and the tip I cut rounded and covered with some tape so it would not catch the yarn. If you have never weaved before it is simple. Take your threaded shuttle/needle and skip every other strand all the way across. Pull your yarn through to the other side, slide your weave pusher masher thing down to straighten out your row and take your shuttle and work your way back to the other side. Always skipping every other strand. To add a new color just clip and tie on, keep on a weaving. Have fun 😉