Friday, February 15, 2013

Easy Bookmark ~ Weaving Scraps of Embroidery Floss

You can easily use embroidery floss scraps to hand weave a fun bookmark.  

I happened to pick up a few bags of embroidery floss (on spools, in skeins, and scraps on cardboard) at a thrift store, and used it to make a bookmark. 

There are simple instructions, on how to hand weave your bookmark, at:  Handwoven Bookmark Craft Project

Instead of using worsted weight yarn, I chose to use the thinner string, such as embroidery floss.  I felt it would make a more suitable bookmark (not so bulky).  I used a tapestry needle to weave the thread.  I used scrap crochet thread for the basic starting threads.  You can typically find small scrap amounts at thrift stores or ask any folks who use such items. 

The cardboard was cut from a box that I was about to take to the recycling center.  Use thicker cardboard for easier weaving.

Tip:  Variegated thread/yarn will make a very colorful bookmark. 


1 comment:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

That is pure genius!
I love this little project--looks like something easy enough a child could do, too.
I would have never thought of doing this with cardboard.