Courtney, our awesome customer relations person, was looking at all the beautiful colors we offer and wanted to make a bracelet for the upcoming holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day). Like many of you, she is not a weaver in the traditional sense but she helps make samples and does demos in our trade show booth. If you'd like a fun & festive accessory to wear during the summer, this bracelet is just what you need!
Because she envisioned stripes for this bracelet (like the American flag), Courtney wanted to try a new method of creating. Follow along with this tutorial so you can make your own!
- White thread - Trebizond Silk #125, 2 spools
- Red thread - Trebizond Silk #401, 1 spool
- Blue thread - Trebizond Silk #6468 Soldier Blue, 1 spool
- Bracelet findings (we used our birch bracelet findings for the sample)
- tapestry needle for weaving
Ready to make your own DIY woven patriotic bracelet? Here we go:
Step 1: Warp the loom in white thread.
Step 2: Weave with the white thread for approximately 1".
Step 2: Divide the warp threads in thirds, and use each third to weave a separate stripe of red, white, and blue, consecutively. Continue this process for approximately 1"
Step 4: "Connect" the three pieces by weaving three rows horizontally in red, 3 in white, and 3 in blue.
Step 5: Repeat step 2, weaving in the vertical red, white, and blue sections for approximately 3 more inches.
Step 6: "Connect" again by weaving 3 rows red, 3 rows white, and 3 rows blue across all warp threads.
Step 7: Go back to the separated vertical stripes for 1".
Step 8: Finish with 1" of solid white.
Step 9: Weave in all ends. (Need help? We break it down in this tutorial video!)
Step 10: Finish the bracelet with birch bracelet findings (or another wood you prefer), and the accompanying hardware.
This project is a perfect festive bracelet for upcoming holiday barbeques or parties or to wear during the summer months. If you make one yourself, be sure to tag your project with #purlandloop so we can see it on social media!