On a recent trip to the library, I was browsing the craft book section (as I tend to do) and picked up Time to Weave. One of the projects suggested weaving with yarn on a tile for wall decor, but I thought it would make a great coaster! I’ve had a stack of 4″ tiles sitting in my craft room for months and months, waiting for me to figure out what to do with them – this is perfect!
- 4″ tiles (I got mine from Home Depot)
- 1 skein of embroidery floss per tile
- Yarn or tapestry needle
- Masking tape
- Craft foam sheets or cork (to make feet for the coaster)
Tape the end of your embroidery floss to the back of a tile.
Wrap the floss around the tile 14 times, keeping the lines close together and making sure not to cross the floss as you wrap. You should be wrapping pretty tightly, so the floss is flat against the tile. This is the warp.
Tape the floss on the back of the tile to hold it in place while we weave the weft.
Thread the floss on your needle, and slide the needle under 2 strands of floss, then over 2, under 2, over 2, until you reach the other side.
Pull through, and wrap floss around the back.
Follow the path of the previous strand – under 2, over 2, under 2, over 2 until the end. Wrap floss around back.
Now pass the needle over 2, then under 2, over 2, under 2 until the end and wrap. Do this twice.
Alternate sets of two strands until you’ve woven 14 strands for the weft.
Using the tail of floss, tie a firm knot around the strands on the back of the tile. If desired, remove the tape entirely, making sure the floss is knotted securely. Snip the floss. Cut 4 small squares of craft foam or cork, and glue to the bottom corners of the tile.
You can try this with any weaving pattern, of course, or try this with different colors for the warp and weft! Let me know if you try this!