Yup! I am back with another DIY wall hanging after my last jute wall hanging, don’t be fooled unlike what I had in my mind, I didn’t spend 6+ months to come up with a full-fledged woven wall hanging that I could be proud of. When realisation had hit me that I didn’t make a good use of my stash of yarn. I couldn’t help but feel grief for the time lost in not making a move. Alas! Destiny had something else in store, when my eyes met these embroidery hoops I couldn’t help but reminiscence them yarn wall hangings that I had pinned all year round to my pinterest boards for the sake of art. Well, as they say the rest is history.
You really don’t need much to make your embroidery hoop wall hanging dream of yours come true and it certainly doesn’t suck time out of your clock. For a quick fix of filling up a blank staring wall, it is heck of a deal.
+ 11 inch embroidery hoop
+ 8 inch embroidery hoop
+ 16″ inch Dowel
+ Gorilla glue and damp cloth/E6000
+ Two complimentary yarn of your choice ( lavender & magenta )
Separate the inner circle from the embroidery hoop and keep aside the rest. I will be using gorilla glue because it doesn’t emit any fumes and is quite easy to use. Gorilla glue requires that surface that we ought to apply glue should be slightly wet. So, I went ahead with a dampen cloth and applied a drop of gorilla glue ( note: apply a tiny drop of gorilla glue as it expands when in comes in contact with water ).
Stick your hoops and roll it a few times with a masking tape to help them adhere to each other for the time being. Now, lay down your dowel over the middle section of the inner hoop, mark the edges with a pencil. Then go ahead dampen the surface, apply glue and place your dowel on top of the marked area.
Gorilla glue takes 1-2 hours to dry. So meanwhile, we will cut up a bunch of 34 inch long strips of lavender yarn for the middle section and another set of bunch of 36 inch strips of the same yarn for the tapering endings of the hoop. We will be making the lark’s head knot, each knot consisting of 5 long strips of yarn. You basically fold your long strips in half and slide the loop underneath the hoop that would be your opposite, then insert the ending of the yarn into the loop and pull tightly to set them. I finished the bottom hoop with 22 lark head knots. You will have to repeat the steps with your second yarn with a length of 34 inch.
After you are happy with the number of knot’s and now that everything looks nice and even, hang your finished piece up in the wall and give them a straight haircut with the sharpest of your scissors. I say this because that scissor didn’t cut a thread so I had to run for another pair of scissors.
Wohoo! It didn’t take much time and we are done here. Now I have something to hang by my empty wall and have saved myself from feeling sorrow and regret. I am still considering weaving though as I still got to live my Natalie Miller dreams but in this busy season it’s not possible for me.
Hopefully I have inspired you to cut up some yarn and knot them up like how we did it with no looms and complicated materials. Girl, you and I have it easy!
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