Weave your own tea coaster.

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Hello there!

As  I stated earlier in my one of craft projects, that I’ll be bringing along a lot of yarn work. So (let the drum roll begin) here I am.

On our recent visit to India, I had been most impressed with our native hand loom techniques and works. In the flow of emotions I learned mat weaving off the internet and made a couple of coasters for our chai ritual. Upon realising that weaving a coaster size mat requires quite some work in terms of concentration and precision (although my work is much easier and pettier), my admiration and respect has only grown.

Here’s what I did.

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These are all the supplies that I needed

 

 

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Took a cardboard and drew marking at 1cm difference, then made cuts 1 cm deep at those markings

 

 

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Wraped the yarn thread between the cuts, on both ends of the cardboard

 

 

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This way, on both sides. I hope you get the idea.

 

 

 

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Start with the same yarn or take a different colour and begin weaving by taking the thread once over and once under the base threads that I already placed (in green)

 

To make it easier to, it is better to use threads of contrasting colour and have less strain on eyes!

 

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It was coming along fine and I continued weaving…

 

 

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Okay I’m done weaving here. You see the loop on the lower right end? I removed the rest from the cardboard simultaneously.

 

 

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To finish it off, I tied small tassels on the loops at the end.

 

 

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Voila! There’s my mat! 😀

 

 

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Tea, anyone?

 

It takes some time and lots of patience but the joy in making this is worth it and learning a new craft is another feather in the cap. 😀

 

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A handmade tea coaster. ‘Coz happiness is handmade 🙂

 

Hope you liked it. Do share your love/comments/suggestions and find me right here, soon with another lovely hand made project. 🙂

Comments

  1. vasudha says:

    Always coming with a new idea. nice tea coaster What is next?

  2. devina chaudhary says:

    creative!

  3. shanthi says:

    Too good m’am, just want to share tea in your beautiful cup on a beautiful coaster.