- Wool (Different shades)
- Big Needle
- Ordinary material of any shade
- Wool brush
Frames can be
round, hexagon or square. You can make beautiful mats by weaving the wool on
the square and hexagon frames. With the round frame you can make flower patterns
and join them to make a shawl or table cloth according to your choice.
Procedure for round shaped frame :
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Procedure for Hexagon / Square shaped Frame:
the frame and the end of the wool below with your hand as shown in the figure
on the right. Take one strand of the wool up from below through the inside
opening of the frame.
it through the opposite nails of the outer circle in the shape of number eight
- After finishing the three winds, take the wool to the next opposite pair
of nails in the outer circle. Repeat the process till all the nails in the
outer circle are completed. The end of the wool should be brought down and
- Take a contrast colour wool and follow the same procedure to weave the inner
- Tie all the ends of wool below, together .
- Insert a strand of wool through the needle. Pass the needle alternatively
through the gap between the windings bring it back through the middle gap
of the two windings. Repeat the stitch till all the windings are fastened.
Put a knot in the end. This fastens the flower pattern in place.
- Carefully remove the windings from the frame. Now one flower is ready. You
can make more flowers and join them to make a table cloth or shawl according
to your choice.
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enlarged and clear version.
- For a hexagon shaped frame, the number of nails should be odd
the frame used has 9 nails on all sides.
- Take the wool, put one knot at a corner with the
immediately take it to the second nail as in figure.
- Then wind the wool thrice
through the opposite nails tightly (the windings can be three or six or
more according to your choice). After finishing the three winds,
continue with the next opposite nails. Repeat this process until the
whole frame is completed.
- Take any contrast shade wool and repeat the
above procedure once more.
- Take another shade and repeat the same.
Altogether at least three shades of wool should be wound on the frame.
- Insert a thread in a needle to tighten all
joints, of windings of the three shades of wool. Tighten all the
joints continuously without putting knots after each joint. After tying,
you will get a star shape in each joints as shown in figure.
- Without cutting the base colour (first shade
winding), cut all the
other layers around the joints. After cutting you will get a shape of a flower.
- Take the wool brush and brush the flowers
with it to make the mat bushy.
- Remove the mat carefully from the
frame by cutting the base shade wool, along the nails around the
- You can fix the mat on any ordinary shade of