Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

woven flower

Give the art of weaving a try and craft yourself a beautiful Woven Flower.
Step 1
Using a pencil and a ruler, draw 8 lines that cross through the center of the foam plate, dividing it into 16 equal “pie wedges.” Label each line with numbers from 1 through 16. 
Step 2
Use scissors to snip a slit at each number around the edge into the line. Cut a triangle at every 2 lines (between lines 1 and 2, lines 2 and 3, lines 3 and 4, etc.). 
Step 3
Choose either the red or white yarn:
  • Fasten the end of the yarn at line 1 by tying a knot and sliding it into the slit. Pull the yarn across the top of the plate and fasten at line #9.
  • Wrap the yarn behind the point to slit 10. Pull the yarn across to line 2 and behind the point to slit 3.
  • Pull across to 11 and behind 12, across to 4 and behind 5, across to 13 and behind 14, across 6 and behind 7, across to 16 and behind 15, across to 8 and behind 9.
Be sure to secure the yarn into each slit everytime. This will look like a wheel with spokes. You should have 2 yarn "spokes" at 9. Trim the yarn from the skein and tie a knot on the back behind a point.
 
Note: Yarn should be wrapped only behind the points and not across the back of the plate. 
Step 4
You are now ready to weave. Cut a length of either red or white yarn about 36" long. Tie one end to the center of the wheel. Now begin weaving the yarn through the spokes by alternating over and under, over and under, etc. Keep going around the wheel (loom) until you get close to the end of the yarn length. Tie on another length of yarn in the same color or the other color depending on the pattern you're creating. Make sure that when you go over a "spoke", that the next time you come around to that "spoke", you are going under it. Avoid pulling the yarn too tight to make sure your weaving stays flat. 
Step 5
Continue weaving until you have filled up the plate. At this point, you can tie a knot at the back to finish and trim the yarn. If you prefer to take the weaving off the plate, cut the yarn behind each point, one at a time and tie the ends together. 
Step 6
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  • 809187840
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10196927 
    $3.49
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    • Color: Bright Red
    • Size: 7 oz
    • Color: Bright Red
    • Size: 7 oz
    • Color: Bright Red
    • Size: 7 oz
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  • 809187840
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10196945 
    $3.49
    • Color: White
    • Size: 7 oz
    • Color: White
    • Size: 7 oz
    • Color: White
    • Size: 7 oz
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  • Foam Plate
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
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