This is the second Easter postcard. I wanted to further experiment with weaving, this time in wool.
Easter Postcard With Wool Egg
Material: 1 sheet of white paper
1 sheet of green paper
mending yarn in turquoise (or another colour of your liking)
- Print the template for the egg on the white sheet of paper.
- Cover the dots with adhesive tape for more stability. This is the back side of the postcard, so it won't show.
- Pierce all the dots.
- Start weaving by doing all the vertical lines. This is the warp.
- Begin with the weft at the bottom of the egg. As you can see, I applied two different techniques: plain-weaving and twill-weaving. You can find the explanation here. To achieve the herringbone effect you have to change the direction of the warp thread you are weaving under: to let the pattern 'move' to the right, weave under the next warp thread to the right in every row, to move to the left vice versa.
- Suture all ends neatly on the back.
- Cover the green paper with spray glue and press thoroughly to the back of the white paper.
- Fold carefully along the middle with a bone folder.