This weaving project was the first project I've seen in a while that's piqued my creative interest since being in my lull. Now I say that this is my first project, but really it's my second ... I tried making a rug but it ended up being a scrunched up bowl-type thing so I stopped short. For this project, I followed this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess on basic weaving steps. The only supplies I used were a piece of cardboard from a box, scissors, miscellaneous yarn, a large yarn needle and a ruler. You can follow her instructions on the blog but here are a few tips from me.
1. Make sure you use cotton yarn for your warp (the foundation strings for your weaving). Acrylic or other types will be too stretchy and make your whole piece scrunch up when you cut and tie the strings at the end.
3. Use different textures of yarn. I love how this turned out with the colors and textures from acrylic, wool, cotton, hemp and chunky yarns.
4. Be creative with the finished product! I'm thinking I'll make my weaving into a zippered bag, but you can use it as a mug rug, under a table centerpiece, as a wall hanging, etc.
See the tutorial here and have fun!