This yarn weaving tutorial will show you how to make a God's eye with easy to follow instructions and diagrams. These brightly colored God's eyes would make a fantastic and unusual gift for someone special.
Once you are familiar with how to do this type of yarn weaving you can experiment.
Try using 3 or 4 sticks instead of 2 or use fabric strips instead of yarn.
At the bottom of this page in the Mia's Craft Ideas section I've added some ideas for different finishes.
I will show you how to add tassels or beads to your God's eye weaving.
This is the fifth and last page of the tutorial if you would like to start at the beginning go to how to make a God's eye for page 1.
Bring the yarn around the back of stick [d] towards stick [a].
Go behind stick [a]. Bring the thread up between [a] and [b] and over [a] as in the diagram.
Repeat steps 21 to 29 as many times as you like.
Once you are happy with the recessed yarn weaving then you can bring the yarn back to the front of the God's eye, as shown below.
Bring your thread up between [a] and [b].
Take it across the front of [a] and [d] and down between [d] and [c].
Continue as before from step 12 until your weaving is as big as you want it.
You can work right to the ends of the sticks or leave some space to add tassels or beads.
An easy way to secure the thread behind a stick is shown in these last 2 steps.
Wrap the thread once around the stick. Pass the end through the loop.
Pull the end closing the loop so the thread is caught between the yarn and stick.
Make sure the end of the thread is to the back of your weaving.
To add a new piece of yarn create a slip knot and pass it over the same stick where you tie off your thread.
To make the ends extra secure you can tie the old end to the new one at the back of the God's eye before trimming them.
Adding beads like in the photo below is easy.
Find some beads that will fit nicely over the ends of the stick.
If the beads are a little loose then secure with a little multipurpose adhesive.
In the photo at the top of this page I have added a tassel to the bottom stick and a fringe to the sticks on either side.
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