Hey guys, Kathi here again and I want to know who else is in love with all these decorative weavings for your wall? You know me, I am all in with this boho vibe.
Like any other fellow crafter, I’m willing to try anything once. I decided to build my own DIY weaving loom using my Silhouette Curio. The best part is it’s personalized!
- Silhouette Curio™
- Curio 12 in. Mat
- Silhouette Sketch Pens
- 2 Wood Pieces (1.25 in x 10 in)
- 2 Wood Pieces (1.25 in x 12 in)
- Various Colored Yarn (any thickness)
- Painters Tape
- Nail Gun (or wood glue)
- Plastic Fork
Step One: Open Silhouette Design Studio
Mimic the size of the 1.25 in. x 10 in. wooden slat onto your design platform by using the square shape tool. This way it’s easier to size and place the dots within the borders. The dots act as a guide when it’s time to hammer in the nails.
How I created the perfectly aligned dots is very simple. You just choose whatever font you want and type in the period.
Then open up your replicate tool and duplicate the period symbol downwards. It will be evenly spaced and completely straight.
Make sure you delete your border around the dots so you don’t accidentally sketch it by accident.
I have a total of 23 dots.
Step Two: Sketch the Dots
What’s great about working with Silhouette Curio™ is the higher clearance. You can feed through thicker material, such as wood. The wood piece I used is ¼ in. thick and I used only 1 platform.
I used painters tape as well to stabilize the wood piece so it doesn’t move as it’s being sketched with the Curio.
You can use any color sketch pen you want but since my nails are gold I decided to choose a gold Silhouette Sketch pen.
Repeat the process with the second 1.25 in. x 10 in. wood slat because a weaving loom needs nails on the top and bottom.
Step Three: Personalize
For the other two 1.25 in. x 12 in. wooden slats you can personalize however you want. Of course I would choose this adorable Tropical Leaf by Teresa Collins (Design ID #134210).
You can also put your name on the second wooden slat.
Step Four: Nail and Connect Weaving Loom
Alright, time to grab that hammer and start hammering the nails onto each of the dots.
You are going to create a square, so place each of the 12 in. personalized wooden slats vertically and place the 10 in. wooden slat with the nails horizontally on the top and bottom.
I used my nail gun to nail the slats in place because I had tiny brad nails on hand. But you can also use wood glue on the corners (just make sure you let it dry overnight).
Step Five: Weave To Your Hearts Content
This is my first ever weave design, and I only watch how-to videos online. If I can do it, so can you.
Yes, you can weave with just a plastic fork.
I hope I inspired you to get your Silhouette Curio™ out of hiding and do some looming.