I love weaving: of beads, cords, threads. Found some frames without glass in the bins and wanted to make them applied and to weave, too.
- wooden frame;
- flax (jute, paper) twine or knitting yarn;
- PVA glue.
A tree with bare branches
Cut 15-20 pieces of twine (their number depends on the width of the frame). The length of each piece should be equal to 4 heights of your frame.
1. Fold all threads in halves and hang them on the top of the frame the way you see it in the photo (several threads can be knotted to the top part of the sides). Now, pick a couple of wooden beads on some threads that imitate fruit or leaves.
2. Braid twigs — use all threads for that and stop in the middle. It is better to take threads in chaotic order, leaving out 3-4 threads.
3. All plaits should be divided into three parts (not in a row, and leaving out 1-2 of them) so that you could braid thick branches of the tree from each of the three parts.
4. And braid the last plait out of the three plaits — this is the trunk of the tree, temporarily tie its parts to the frame, aligning the composition with the tension of the thread.
5. Then, when all the bunches of threads are fixed, sequentially bind each bunch this way: divide the threads in two parts, put one part over the frame and another under the frame. Tie pired threads with two knots on the back side and fis he knot with the glue. Cut the ends of the lower bunch up to the length of 3-5 cm, making roots of them, and cut off the ends of the threads that are fixed to the side parts of the frame.
How to make a tree with a crown
Cut the right number of twine pieces, their length when folded should be 10 cm more than the height of the frame. For example, for a frame with the size 15 x 21 the length of the thread is equal to 2 x 25 cm + 10 cm = 60 cm. One more thread is required, it should be three times longer than the previous ones.
1. All threads are folded in half and hang the same way as in the first tutorial. But the longer thread should be hung in the center.
2. Make a bunch out of all short threads and tie them with a piece of twine.
3. Stretch the threads and knot them to the base.
4. Gather all strands together a little below the middle the frame and tie them up with the longer central thread.
5. Use the longer thread to make the trunk — just tightly wrap it around the bunch of threads and fix it by knotting to the frame crosswise.
6. The last thing to do is to make the crown. For this, inweave different ribbons between the branches in a staggered order (or use knitting yarn, strips of fabric, cords), play with the sizes, colouring and texture. Now the tree can be decorated at your discretion with beads, flowers.
That frame came in handy, and I received much pleasure when working! One can decorate walls in a flat or in a country house. And if each pupil would make a tree, the school would get a fabulous forest!