Weave ‘n Stixs

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I used a hand held Dremel to carve out niche and put a hole in the end of the Weave ‘n Stixs. I “pointed” the ends with a pencil sharpener. Thread the sticks with heavy thread or light string. With thread, you need to thread and have two full lengths of thread. With string, you can tie off near the hole in the stick. Thread each of four sticks. Then tie the tails of all four sticks in a knot. Next, weave felting wool (be sure not to use synthetics or yarn where wool content is so low, it won’t felt) yarn around the “stixs”/sticks. As the sticks fill up, gentle push then off onto the strings. It goes very fast. After the yarn fills the length of the strings, tie a knot, capturing all the stings, at the stick end and cut off the sticks. Next, I boiled the full length to felt the wool yarn. I’ve also used the washer and dryer to accomplish the same. After the length is dry, you have a belt or the handle of a felted purse.

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This is a great project for kids. You don’t need to know how to knit or weave and it is very fast. If you don’t want to mess with making sticks and you think it would be a fun project, I will be listing the Weave ‘n Stixs on Etsy. I sell the Weave ‘n Stick 4 for $5.

Tropical Twister
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2 Responses to “Weave ‘n Stixs”

  1. Leigh says, November 18th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Very clever. Looks like another wonderful hand-held project “to go.”

  2. Tropical Twister says, November 19th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Leigh (love the name, it’s my niece’s):

    Visited your site. Great, detailed description on warp painting. Haven’t tried but I’m going to.

    Tropical Twister

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