This woven heart jewelry dish was not planned in my editorial calendar. But recently, when I was playing around with Flax & Twine’s new Linen DK Weight yarn and my new Handmade Hand Loom, inspiration hit me. This simple woven piece transformed into something so functional and pretty. I adore the neutral, fuzzy heart detail nestled in the beautiful linen. I knew I wanted you to be able to make it, too. Weave the dish for yourself or a friend. Measuring 5" x 5” it’s the perfect dish to hold your favorite things!
This piece is made by weaving a simple square on a hand loom, and adding a fun shape to the middle. Don’t let that scare you, there are great step-by-step photographic directions in the pattern! Plus, it’s a great way to learn or to practice weaving shapes. Or, you can easily make this woven jewelry dish with no shape in the middle at all so it could be a great first woven piece. I love how the textural linen fabric brings light, and the heart, love, to your dressing table.
This piece is made quickly on my new Flax & Twine Hand Loom Kit, which is small and compact, and perfect to travel with. It will quickly become your favorite tool on which to make smaller pieces. The jewelry dish is a great quick project! It only took me a few hours to weave from start to finish.
Do you want to make one of your own? If so, I’ve added some Heart Jewelry Dish kits – with or without an add-on tool kit which includes the loom. Don’t you think these would make a fun Galentine’s Day gift for your girlfriends?
Once you learn the basics of how to make shapes with your weaving, you won’t want to stop experimenting with them and coming up with new things to make! For example, if don’t need a jewelry dish, just leave it flat and make enough for a set of coasters. Or, if want a different shape, design your own template to work with. There are so many fun things you can make on a small loom! If you have a copy of my book, Weaving Within Reach, there are several projects that are perfect to make using this loom.
:: 40 yards Flax & Twine DK-Weight linen
:: 10 yards Cascade Nevado Bulky-Weight yarn
:: 15 yards of warp yarn
:: 5 page pattern with heart template and color How-to photographs and instructions for how to warp a loom
:: Darning Needle
:: Clipper Scissors
If you choose the kit option with the loom, the loom kit comes with weaving needle, beater, shed stick and sample warp thread. In addition, it’s made in beautiful cherry and the weaving space is 7" x 7".
Individual copies of the Woven Heart Jewelry Dish pattern are also available in my shop.