Schacht Cricket Loom with a 12-dent reed, tapestry needle, beading needle
3/4” wide, length–wrist measurement plus ½”.
plain weave, freeform tapestry with added beads, weft-faced.
Yarn and Materials:
Lace weight for warp, various coordinating yarns for weft, beads, and thread.
Warp length: 1 yard
Total warp ends: 13
Width in reed: 1″
Ends per inch: 12
Picks per inch: Varies
Using the direct warping method, measure a 1 yard warp of lace weight yarn using the following pattern: sley 6 slots and then take the last thread back to the peg for a total of 13 threads.
Using the tapestry needle, hemstitch the end of the weaving going over one warp and the 3 weft picks. Weave a ¼” of plain weave with the lace weight yarn, beating firmly. Now it’s time to start the freeform weaving, as demonstrated in the video below.
This has a Bohemian flare, so tap into your creative juices and just weave!
Stop freeform weaving once the bracelet has reached its desired length minus ¼”. Weave ¼” of plain weave with the lace warp yarn and hemstitch as in the beginning. Cut the bracelet off the loom, steam press from the back using a press cloth and trim all the loose ends. Attach your desired clasp, or leave the ends and twist the fringe for a bracelet that ties onto your wrist. Give this to someone you love.
This bracelet was inspired by Liz Smith and her Magpie Bracelet on Creativebug.