23 Sep DIY projects to help you try out trendy weaving techniques at home
While it has historical roots, caning is one of our favorite home trends. Made using thin rattan strips, the multi-directional woven pattern lends a natural texture and timeless style to all types of equipment. If you want to try this weaving technique for yourself, you need to buy rattan threads, called tying reeds ($ 14, Amazon). You can also find pre-woven reed ribbon rolls as shortcuts ($ 9, Micheals) online and at fabric stores. If you have the props, check out these clever DIY projects to create your own furniture and decor with woven treatment.
DIY Cane Headboard
Three panels assemble the reed deck into a full-size bed (each panel can be larger in size. If you weave your own panels, you can have full artistic control over the pattern and size of the weave. over the headrest and equipped with plants.
To make the DIY deck, make three open frames from poplar boards to diameter the full size of the bed. Thread one end of the binder thread to the short edge of one of the frames on the back. Start wrapping the comma around the frame, holding the wrapped threads close together. Stitch to the frame at the end of the first thread and start the next length. Continue wrapping until 100 strands are wrapped and stapled to the back of the frame.
Rotate the frame 90 degrees and, starting from one corner, staple a thread into place on the back of the long side of the frame. Stitch nine more threads next to each other until 10 are attached to the frame. Weave group 10 over and under every 10 perpendicular threads until you reach the other end of the frame; cut. Attach the next 10 threads and weave them against the first group. Continue weaving until you have woven the entire frame. Repeat these steps for the other frames. Secure the three frames together by securing them with two planks at the back, then hang the headrest on the wall behind the bed.
Reed wall panels
The reed tape is of all weaves and designs, with round or square openings up to one inch in diameter. Choose some of your favorite patterns to be presented in a paneled wall treatment. A 1 × 4 board was used to make a grid pattern on the wall. Cut a 1/4 inch thick sheet, such as a plywood, to fit into the rectangles (ours is 15 × 16 inches). Paint the base material of the sheet to match the wall (or paint a contrasting shade for drama). Cut the material of the cane with scissors or a straight and a carpet knife to the size of each rectangle. Use contact cement ($ 7, The Home Depot) to hold the cane to the wood panel. Insert each one into the grid where you want it. Both open and closed straps were used to create a visual ode to the beauty of woven natural materials.
Editor’s Tip: If your comma-covered panels don’t fit snugly into the assigned slot, use 3M command-dependent strips ($ 6, The Home Depot) to secure the panels. They allow you to change the placement without damaging the wall.