Weaving is such a fun craft. The chipboard looms that we carry at The Shoppe at Somerset are much easier and precise than homemade cardboard looms. The loom worked well when weaving with non-traditional fibers (crinkled ribbon) as it was very forgiving to use. The looms come in various dimensions, and one of them seemed a perfect width and length for a boot belt. The salvaged metal flowers had the right look and dimension for a belt buckle, and they made an easy pairing. If I was a bit bolder in my jewelry tastes, this would have also made a cool choker necklace!
Woven Boot Belt Project Directions:
Wrap yarn lengthwise on the loom to create your warp. Fasten the ends on the back of the loom with tape.
Start weaving one package of ribbon to create your weft at one end, and when you have woven the entire package, start at the other end with the other package of ribbon.
When the wefts meet in the middle of the warp, tie the ends together.
On each end of the loom, tie the warp and weft ends together, gently bend the loom to slip each end of the weaving off. Tie an additional piece of organza ribbon to each end.
Hammer the 2 metal daisies flat on an anvil.
Hammer holes in all 3 flowers with a nail using a wood block.
Fasten all three flowers together with wire. Twist the wire through the center of the weaving, then fasten to weaving. Clip and tuck loose wire ends under.
Tie around your boot, and trim extra ribbons as desired.
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