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I had been working on a Series of wall decor for Summer recently. And I came up with a Wall Gallery. The series comprises of easy wall decor tutorials and ideas.
Handmade Finger Knitted Art (DIY Embroidery Hoop).
Today I am sharing with you a simple technique to knit on an embroidery hoop using braids.
These braids can easily be made using thread or yarn. Let’s take a look at this easy DIY embroidery hoop tutorial.
Series- Easy Wall Decor
Handmade finger knitted art (Embroidery hoop)
Inspired by the DIY woven finger-knitting hula-hoop rug by Flax and Twine, I made this wall art I wanted to try my hand at it but my practical experience led me to a completely different and much easier technique. Furthermore, I used braided strands which I think look interesting. And were much easier to work with than the thread.
Embroidery Hoop Tutorial:
I started by tightly knotting the thread around the hoop. I used 4 strings stretched around the embroidery hoop, leading to 8 lines from the center to work with! You can increase the strings for extended support for your knitting if you want. But the tiny embroidery hoop I was working with seemed to support the braids well on 8 lines.
Now the fun part starts. I used Embroidery Floss in a variety of colors to make 3-string braid.
I started by creating just one braid, stretched at the length of the embroidery floss- which means I divided the thread into 3 parts. And used it as the sample for the rest of the colors.
(see the image link for understanding the length of the thread)
1 Braid= 3 Strings x Each string containing 7 strings.
So, I ended up working with 7 colors for a braid.
Next I knitted the braid through the embroidery hoop. Going in an alternative pattern for 3-4 rounds.
(Above, Below, Above, Below the lines)
After completing a few rounds to secure the braid. I continued in an alternative rounds pattern .
(Round 5- Below, Above, Below, Above
Round 6- Above, Below, Above, Below)
You can also tie a small piece of fabric or ribbon to help you note that a round is complete.
Make sure you tighten up the braid and secure it in place as you go. Alternative rounds hides the white strings.
So you don’t have to worry about it looking ugly.
Since, I had no idea how many braids I will be needing for completing my embroidery hoop. I continued making one braid at a time. Which lead to creating 3 braids for covering the entire hoop with the finger knitted art.
Working with 3 braids, I used 7 colors for each braid.
And 21 colors for the entire project.
I had no idea how the colors would complement each other. I used a combination of dark and light braids. And used shades of Blue as the main color through out the project.
I am very much loving the knitted art embroidery hoop What about you?
This is also a fun project to do with kids for their bedroom or playroom.
We all know that excitement when kid’s art is displayed in their space.
I hope you enjoyed this handmade finger knitted art on embroidery hoop.
I would love for you to check out my Gallery Wall reveal. And let me know what you think! : )
To see all the projects of this series, go to DIY Easy Wall Decor Complete Series.
Which one do you think is the best?
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