Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hula Hoop Weaving

Browsing though Pintrest I found a link to hula hoop weaving--fun!  But I just donated a bunch of t-shirts and didn't feel like cutting up my knits to try this out....

Which brings me to my big roll of cow fabric.  I picked it up for free a few years back, someone (or some company) cut about 4 inches off the edge of a few million yards of fabric.  I kid you not!  There's a whole lot of this (I have 2 spools full plus a couple dozen rolls of it hanging around).  It's perfect for this project!

hoop, fabric, scissors--all you need to get started!
I started by cutting strips long enough to go from one side of the hoop to the other then just tied them around the hoop:

OOPS!  I realized needed an ODD number of spokes...I ended up cutting a strip in half, tying it to the middle and then to the hoop:

We have a couple of different sized hoops, so all the kids got to do one...over under over under was the mantra of the day:

Don't forget to pull it in tight!  Wouldn't a small weave like this make a nice rossette?

Not too tight...or you end up with a basket as my oldest discovered.  Which is kind of cool too.

The kids had fun, I had fun, lots of cow fabric got used up and I thought about a couple more crafts to do with the kiddos using this type of circle weaving technique. 

Can't ask for much more than that!


Aimee said...

Oh yay! The boys and I haven't done ours yet. We need to get on that. I have a huge pile of tees to donate.

lisaranae said...

Super neat idea! Especially since most have a hula-hoop and extra fabric laying around already. lisaranae.blogspot.com

ElisabethAndrée said...

Really really like this, cool idea! Nice post:)

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Country Loven said...

This is so neat! I will have to try this one out! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Anonymous said...

Great idea. Old timers used wagon wheels as a loom. I always wondered what I could do in it's place. Small mats could be made with large embroidery hoops or those big gold ring things.


Emily said...

That is so cool! How do you take it off the hula hoop when you are done?

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Delaney said...

This is so creative!
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Hula Hooping Exercise said...

This is really interesting take on the concept.I never thought of it that way. I came across this site recently which I think it will be a great use of new ideas and informations. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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