I have been thinking about making a sort of loom for a while. I used one of those potholder looms when I was a kid; and then again recently to make coasters. Since then, I thought I could make a bigger loom and use other materials to weave bigger things like trivets and rugs.
This is a great tutorial for a trivet. Its supremely easy and seems like something that anyone could make and accomplish.
Since we’ve been so interested in weaving lately, we were reminded of a tutorial Arounna Khounnoraj of bookhou did for us a while back and thought it was worthy to pull it out of the archives for another summer project feature idea. We also liked how she made her own loom out of stretcher frames and used scrap fabric from her sewing projects. Check it out below!
DIY With Bookhou: Woven Trivet
I have been collecting the selvage from my sewing projects and thought this was a fun way to use the material to create a nice trivet or little mat. if you don’t have selvage scraps you can use and old shirt or pants and cut up strips to use. wool sweaters are really nice after the project you can wash it in hot water and it will felt nicely. this is also a nice project for kids.