Woven Friendship belt – Tutorial

I know, I know it’s not a friendship day or something similar; but why should it be a special day to wish your loved ones! Right? So, I felt like making a friendship band for my friend and cub flicked it for herself.

Would you like to know how to make it? Well, today I will show you how to make the simple one. It’s so easy, even kids can do it. So let’s start…

You will need:

A Card board

Different coloured Skeins

and Scissors

First cut the card board in a circular shape.

Divide the cardboard in eight equal parts and cut just at the edge as shown below. Also make a small hole in the center from where you will pass your threads.

If you want slightly thicker band you can also make the cardboard with 17 grooves as shown below.

Now, for 8 grooves board take 7 skeins of your choice of colours and for 17 groove board take 16 skeins of your choice of colours. Start with about half a meter length for each skein. Make a knot with all the skeins at one end and pass these skeins through the center hole. Once you have done that, seperate each skein and place in the grooves as shown below.

You can see that one slot is empty. This is the slot which is going to help us weave our belt. Now, count three threads from the empty slot towards your left and pick out the third thread and put it the empty slot. Now rotate the board and pick up third thread from left of the empty slot and put in the empty slot. Go on doing this for the rest of the length of the skeins. You will notice that your belt is being formed beneath the board as seen below.

When you are satisfied with the length of the belt, remove the threads from the slots, and pull them out of the hole. Finish the belt with putting a knot at the end of the belt. Cut the extra threads off.

You can add beads at the end to make it look more funky.

TIP:  Do not forget to detangle the skeins while you go on weaving by combing them now and then with your fingers.

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial.

Happy Weaving Friends! 🙂

Love,

Sakhi

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14 thoughts on “Woven Friendship belt – Tutorial

  1. Hi…I just came upon your blog while searching for a tutorial for silk painting…I found yours and Ive been using the fevicryl set too but I don’t quite like the colors…Do you know any others that are available?

    P.s. I live in Ahmedabad too!

    • 😆 😆 even i wasn’t too good at all these in school but God knows from where this transformation came! 🙂

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