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How to Weave Without Special Equipment


You can create woven pieces without purchasing a loom or other special equipment. Use this tutorial to weave with an old wood picture frame and nails.

This tutorial comes to us from Jenya of MyEvaForeva, who had no special knowledge of weaving before trying this out! 

Weaving 1


  • An old wood picture frame
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Strong thread
  • Yarn
  • Scissors


Weaving 2

Hammer nails through the top and bottom of the frame about leaving about ¼ to ½ inch spaces between them. Please don’t judge my sewing by my nail hammering!

Weaving 3

Using any type of strong thread or yarn secure one end over the first nail. Then just weave through each one making a zig-zag like in the photo. Secure the end over the last nail.

Weave 4

Pick a yarn (or whatever you’d like to use) and …start weaving. I just used my fingers to weave (guide) my yarn though the threads but it would be SO much easier if I’d have a special tool for that but for the purpose of this tutorial for a first time weaving experiment just put your fingers to work.

Weave 5

When I ran out of yarn I made knots so it doesn’t unweave.

Weave 6

This is your finished product. Pretty!

Weave 7

I carefully took two loops of the nails at a time and made knots so they would hold. Now it's up to you what to do with this. You can make a pillow or a scarf. 

Weave 8

Weave 9

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