Using a traditional weaving technique on a miniature scale, you can make tiny little weavings perfect for jewelry projects. Miniature waving is a great activity for older kids or teenagers with good fine motor skills. An adult will likely need to help with the last few steps.
Turn their tiny weaving into a charm for a necklace, bracelet, or backpack and they will feel so proud!
Miniature Weaving Supplies
Once you’ve made a few of these, you can try experimenting with different colors and designs.
- chipboard (thin cardboard) (sometimes you can grab a piece from the back of a notepad)
- embroidery floss in the colors of your choice
- embroidery needle
- small piece of felt for backing
- glue gun
- necklace with a jump ring
How to weave
- To make your mini-loom, cut the chipboard to 2″ x 1 1/2″.
- To hold the warp strings in place as you weave, you will need to make cuts at either long end of the chipboard. Measure and mark lines 1/8″ apart and snip about 1/8″ cuts along your marks. Run the embroidery floss through the slits as shown in fig. 2 and secure it in place in the back with a piece of tape.
3. With the embroidery needle and floss, begin weaving over and under the warp strings.