Yay, I have a new hobby: weaving! You can create beautiful round murals with it and already with very simple techniques. Today I show you a wallhanging that I made quite simply in an old embroidery frame. Therefore I combined three simple weaving techniques. We also have a discount code for we are knitters for you!
DIY round weaving – weaving a round mural out of residual wool – techniques for round weaving in an embroidery frame
Spontaneous inspirations are sometimes simply the best! I love knitting, but for our new cooperation with we are knitters (here part 1 about knitting baby blankets with nodules) I just tried something new. On the website of we are knitters you can find a lot of free instructions and a round mural made of wool leftovers laughed at me directly. For this you simply cover an embroidery frame and then you can start.
During (primary) school times I actually woven a lot and I also have my own (normal) weaving frame. I think my last project was a lighthouse tapestry for my brother. But that was 20 years ago and for this project it was allowed to become more modern and abstract. You only need a few, very simple techniques to create an interesting structure!
DIY round mural weave – what you need
A wooden embroidery frame (approx. 25 cm diameter)
Pima cotton we are knitters (natural white) for covering and weaving
Sheep wool we are creased (natural white and grey blue)
Fine sheep wool we are knitters (chamomile)
A pair of scissors and a large cloth needle
Note about wool: Of course you can also combine all other colours and wool types for the mural. For example, I had first planned a much more colourful wallhanging and wanted to integrate the colours mallow, forest green and dark blue. But because the different techniques create so many different structures, I limited myself to three colours. The combination of Pima and the two sheep wool yarns results in a very beautiful picture. You don’t need much wool, and you should be able to knit one headband per ball of yarn.
DIY round mural – circular weaving- all basic techniques with step by step photos
DIY circular wallhanging selfmade with three simple circular weaving techniques – basic techniques for circular weaving
So that nothing can go wrong, I show you first how you cover the frame and the threads begin or change. Then I explain three basic techniques and finally I show you the complete pattern for my mural step by step.
Round weaving in an embroidery frame: How to cover an embroidery frame for a round mural
Cover embroidery frame for circular weaving – step by step
First take off the outer ring of the embroidery frame and knot a cotton thread to the upper end of the inner ring. Then straighten the thread down, BEFORE over the frame. Then it goes under the frame to the BACK and up again. It is important that you put the thread BEFORE over the frame again and then behind the frame. A small piece to the right of the knotted thread. Then you lead the thread diagonally down and cross the first thread. You land a little bit to the left of the first loop. Lay the thread again, first BEFORE OVER the frame and then lead it around.
Continue like this, moving a small piece at a time until you have filled the whole frame. You should make sure that you reach an odd number of double strands. Before you pull the last thread to the place where you knotted the beginning, you lead the thread a few times tightly around the middle to arrange it and pull it together. Then knot the end at the same place as the beginning.
Make sure that you work with the same tension and spacing all the time. Then you can put the outer ring around the frame and tighten it so that your threads cannot slip. Then you can start!
Start and change colours
At the beginning and whenever you change the color, leave a sufficiently long piece hanging on the back. You can hold it briefly at the beginning to prevent it from slipping. The threads are sewn at the end. If you change the color, you simply put the new thread at the same place. Instead of a weaving shuttle, you work with a cloth needle when weaving round. You can also use this needle to push the weave to the middle after each round.
Circular weaving technique 1 – normal weaving
Simple basic technique round weaving – step by step – round mural weaving
Technique 1 is super simple and you probably know it from school. You always lead the thread alternately in front of and behind the taut threads. Attention: If you are working in rounds, you should always be at the point at the i