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DIY Chuseok Inspired Weaving


9” embroidery hoop
cotton string
variety of yarn
weaving/plastic needle
craft stick


1. To begin, create the weaving warp. Measure out about 6 yards of the cotton string and wrap it around a craft stick. Remove the outer embroidery hoop and set it aside. Tie one end of the string to the inner hoop – leaving a tail that’s a couple inches long – and then double knot it. Wrap the string around the hoop to create a warp that looks like the spokes of a bicycle wheel - to do this wrap the string in a figure-8 configuration, going down around the hoop on the side opposite from where you’ve tied it, through the center of the hoop and back up and around the opposite side. Give yourself about an inch between each wrapped. For the 9” hoop, create 17 spokes. You’ll have noticed that each spoke is composed of two warp strings – with the exception of the first one. When you’ve created the final spoke and before bringing the string down to complete that first spoke and tie it off – pause for a second in the center of the wheel and wrap it around the center of the intersecting warp strings. Wrap the warp string around the middle again at perpendicular angle to firmly secure it and then bring it down to create the second string in the first spoke. Tie the string end to the tail of the first spoke and then double knot it. Adjust the spokes to make them as even as possible and then place the outer hoop over the warp.

2. To begin weaving measure out a couple feet of thin yarn and tie one end through the eye of a weaving needle/plastic sewing needle. Bring the needle up from the underside of the warp. Leave a two to three inch tail on the underside and then and weave the yarn through three or four of the spokes in an over-under fashion. It’s easiest to weave toward the edge of the loom where the warp strings are further apart – and then using your fingers push the woven yarn as close to the center point of your warp as possible. Continue weaving to create a center that is roughly 2” in diameter – and then finish with the needle on the underside, tie the two ends of the weft yarn together and snip the tails.

3. Move on to a thicker bulky yarn – which you’ll find is likely to large to thread through your weaving needle. Instead of a needle, take a craft stick, cut a thin notch in one end with scissors or a craft knife and then slide the end of the bulky yarn down into that notch – this will keep is nice and secure as you work.

When you look at your warp strings you’ll see the over-under pattern the yarn has created. To incorporate with this second style of yarn, identify a spoke where the previous yarn was woven behind it - bring the thread up from the underside leaving a few inch long tail and weave over this spoke – continuing your over-under pattern.

4. Leave those tails on the underside alone until you’ve finished weaving your entire piece – you can then either tie them to adjacent tails or simply tuck them into the weaving to secure them. When finished, adjust the yarn to disguise any openings in the weaving.

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Laura Filby says:

I could listen to your voice all day. Beautiful weaves…. now I just need to find how to remove the weave from the circular loom. 🤔

Leslie Bean says:

I'm a little late to the party, as I'm just seeing this today. First video, and I already adore you. Thank you so much for sharing in such an enlightening and comprehensive way. You made this so easy to understand I feel confident in giving it a go ! 😊

Wendi Jackson says:

I did a small rug using this technique. I used a small hula hoop and 2" wide strips of scrap fabric. I also connected my strips instead of knotting the ends. When I was happy with the size, I clipped the warp strips and tied them one to the next. Came out so cute!

Angela LaMotte says:

About to finish my first one!

anushka Chauhan says:

Starts at =
{2:12} thank me later ✌💣

Enlightened Needs says:

Never known these before, thanks for sharing!

Pusheen says:

I'm only here because of an art project

The Vegan Hippie says:

Oh I love this and the history behind it. So beautiful.

Elsa Rineck says:

I wish I could like this 100x.

S E says:

My goodness you have the most soothing voice! thnks for a great craft idea! I’m a crocheter & knitter so it nice to find yet another thing else to do with yarn. 👍🏻👍🏻😉🤗

robin morales says:

can you take them off the loop, and connect them? to make something else.



ryleigh watts says:

I know this is silly but I remember doing these in the 70s, I had no idea of the background of these. Now I can share with the grandkids! Lovely project and it doesn't require electronics!

Susie Annei says:

What a wonderful, inspiring, educational tutorial! A STUNNING project…thank you, this will make a beautiful addition to my new grandchild 's nursery! !!

sally king says:

International space station

Crafty Reseller says:

Thank You Thank you I love this project .

marta says:

What can you use instead of an embroidery ring?

The.Sarcastic.Scarecrow says:

How unique! This DIY would look awesome in my room.

FrozenEden says:

Simple, elegant and beautiful! As a Korean, I'm so happy to see things like this! It warms me from the inside out (:

Lauren K says:

As a semi-korean, I actually learned more about my culture in this video. Thank you for sharing!

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