Stick loom weaving

stick loom weaving
loom weaving close-up
quin stick weaving
Quin and Ivy weaving
Ivy weaving
finished stick looms
This has been a project I’ve been meaning to do for the past few summers on the beach, but have just never got around to doing. Here is a great step-by-step guide. All we needed was a grey day to curl up together and get out our basket of wool.

Last week we woke up to cloudy, misty weather and, knowing this was our day, I quickly fed the kids breakfast and then got out our collection of wishbone sticks we’ve collected on the beach over the past few weeks. We all spent the morning weaving together (all of us except Marlow), and it was really such a fun activity to do together.

The only tricky bit is preparing the loom and ensuring the string is woven tightly so it doesn’t move when you begin your weaving. Also saw little etches into the sides of the sticks so the string will stay put. This was the time-consuming bit, but once this was done the kids were able to do the weaving on their own, only asking for the occasional help tying the yarn. It was such a fun (and addictive!) project. We’ve already started a new collection of wishbone sticks for our next cloudy day…

Courtney x


Comments (16)

August 26, 2015

Oh, my son would love these!! He is really into knitting because of his grandma (I know this is not knitting, but it is close enough for him). Thanks!

sarah hutchinson
August 26, 2015

This looks like so much fun – thanks for sharing! You’ve used beautiful coloured string, may I ask where you got it from? S x

August 26, 2015

Saw these on Instagram and really loved them, such a retro flashback to my childhood, thank you x

Emilie in Paris
August 26, 2015

Super cute, I love it!!

August 28, 2015

What brand is this darling chambray dress?

Courtney in London
August 28, 2015

The dress is by Mabo Kids! One of our very favourites! x

August 29, 2015

I absolutely love these! I think my kids are too little right now but I might make a few for fun anyway (get practised for next year ha ha)

September 11, 2015

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February 7, 2017

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July 23, 2017

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Julia Ferguson
April 27, 2019

The link to the tutorial blog no longer provides a good link. Might you have the tutorial in digital format you can share?

Carie Tonovitz
June 2, 2019

The tutorial on your friends blog doesn’t exist?

September 3, 2020

Hey! I’d love to make these with my kids. The links you provided don’t lead to an active site. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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