Spice up your summer...check out how we created a patriotic striped woven bracelet! May 16, 2018 12:30

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!
Woven bracelet with Trebizond Silk threads in red, white and soldier blue
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!
Materials Needed:
- 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!

Take a quick minute for yourself each day with one of our FREE weaving patterns! November 16, 2017 16:05

We're heading into the busiest season of the year, and some days it can feel like you don't have any time for yourself.  We're here to help with that:  grab one of our Minute Weaver looms and take just a few moments a day to relax and unwind with a quick and simple creative project.  

Looking for inspiration?  We have some free weaving patterns to help you get started!

Our Minute Weaver pincushion is a fast and simple project that makes a great gift for all the craft folks on your holiday list!  Use up some of your yarn or thread stash in your most inspirational colors and pair it with some fabric and stuffing to make a gift that's both pretty and practical.  

Click here for the FREE Minute Weaver pincushion pattern!