weave-it-yourself sailboat

Hi there, little weaver! Here’s your guide on how to weave your very own sail for WOAK PH’s More Fun Sailboat. 


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After building your boat, we’ll be working on your sails next. Check your kit if you have all the materials needed, plus a pair of scissors for cutting your yarn.


Let’s weave!

You will see threads already in your cardboard loo where you will be weaving. A quick intro, weaving is interlaced horizontal and vertical lines. Since we already have vertical lines on the cardboard, all we need to do is weave our horizontal lines. The challenge here is you need to weave a triangle that looks like the shape of a sail, plus 2 flaps to glue on your stick! But you can do it, just follow the instructions below:

 

KEY STEPS

  • Let’s cut our yarn! First, pick a color you would like to start with. Take the end of the yarn to the top of the cardboard and wrap around it ONCE, then cut off the yarn.
  • Insert one end of the yarn into the eye of the needle. No need to make a knot, just pull a length for it not to come off easily.
  • Start by weaving from the bottom left side. On the first thread, go UNDER-OVER-UNDER until you get to the other side. Take your time and make sure that you don’t skip any threads!
  • When you get to the other side, just pull the yarn off the needle and leave some excess on the side. Tie the excess on the last thread at the bottom right.

You’ve now added your FIRST ROW! Now, unto the second! 

  • Since all your yarns are on the left side, we will weave again coming from that side and re-insert our yarn to the eye of the needle. 
  • This time, we will be weaving the opposite to make a corner on the side: OVER-UNDER-OVER until you get to the other side.
  • Important tip! As you slowly pull your yarns to the other side, carefully hold on to the corner so you don’t overpull and shrink the sides. 
  • Here’s how it gets tricky! You have to SKIP ONE THREAD on the right side to create the sail shape. This means we will skip our last thread on the right side and make a corner on the second to the last thread.

Here’s a helpful video guide as your visual aid: