Post by Michelle of Avery & Augustine
These Valentine’s Day Weavings were inspired by these fantastic woven place cards made by The Land of Nod’s own Michelle Kohanzo & Danielle Kurtz!
I cut slits at the top and bottom of a piece of card stock (3.5”H x 2.75”W) and wound twine around the card from left to right, through each slit, taping the loose ends to the back of the card. Then, I tied one end of the yarn to the top of the first strand of twine, making a knot. Using a yarn needle, Avery and I took turns weaving the yarn over and under each strand of twine from left to right, working top to bottom until the weaving was done. I tied the yarn to the bottom of the last strand of twine, making a knot, to secure the weaving.
We tucked in patterned hearts made from an old Paper Source wall art calendar, to finish off our valentines. You can also use plain solid-colored hearts with a little Valentine’s greeting written on them, or small letterpress cards, like these from Dolce Press.
I also used this great post at Art Bar Blog as a reference. Thanks to The Land of Nod for sending us a set of suitcases for this post.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all!
You can see Michelle’s work and read about her two young children and their first forays in cooking, art and everything in between at Avery and Augustine.