Woven Coat Hanger Hearts of Hope

Coat Hanger Weaving – Hearts for Hope – Happy HooligansNext, bend the sides of the hanger to soften them into a rounded curve.

Finally, push the hook part of the coat hanger down towards the bottom point and then use both hands to bend and shape the two top bumps of your heart.

Make any final tweaks to the height and width of your heart by pushing/pulling the hook up or down. “}]},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”url”:”https://happyhooligans.ca/coat-hanger-weaving-hearts-for-hope/#how-to-step-1591021029276″,”name”:”Wrap the hanger:”,”itemListElement”:[{“@type”:”HowToDirection”,”text”:”Before weaving, you will need to wrap your coat hanger with yarn (a thick yarn works best) to prevent your weaving from slipping around. This will create some “grip” as well as some little grooves for the warp threads to sit in.

Tie a long length of yarn to the base of the hook of the hanger. Wrap the yarn around and around the hanger, leaving a small gap between each wrap. Do this all the way around the hanger, and knot to secure when you get back to the hook.

Note: You can wrap the hook of the hanger at this point, or you can do that in the next step when you’re adding your warp threads.
“}],”image”:{“@type”:”ImageObject”,”@id”:”https://happyhooligans.ca/coat-hanger-weaving-hearts-for-hope/#schema-image-6b8a074473166a6e1310e3d1c5be4789″,”inLanguage”:”en-US”,”url”:”https://cdn.happyhooligans.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/close-up-wrapping-coat-hanger-with-yarn.jpg”,”width”:600,”height”:400,”caption”:”close up wrapping coat hanger with yarn”}},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”url”:”https://happyhooligans.ca/coat-hanger-weaving-hearts-for-hope/#how-to-step-1591021868579″,”name”:”Add your warp threads:”,”itemListElement”:[{“@type”:”HowToDirection”,”text”:”Warp threads are the strings that you weave across. Adding these is called “warping your loom”.

To warp your coat hanger loom, tie a long piece of yarn to the top of your coat hanger heart. Wrap this yarn around the hanger from top to bottom leaving small gaps between each pass until you’ve wrapped from one end of the hanger to the other. With each pass, let the yarn rest in between the gaps of yarn that you initially wrapped the hanger with. “}],”image”:{“@type”:”ImageObject”,”@id”:”https://happyhooligans.ca/coat-hanger-weaving-hearts-for-hope/#schema-image-9380475f349f9d13eb7398b39a7f84fb”,”inLanguage”:”en-US”,”url”:”https://cdn.happyhooligans.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/weaving-rainbow-on-coat-hanger.jpg”,”width”:600,”height”:900,”caption”:”weaving rainbow on coat hanger”}},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”url”:”https://happyhooligans.ca/coat-hanger-weaving-hearts-for-hope/#how-to-step-1591022847847″,”name”:”Time to weave:”,”itemListElement”:[{“@type”:”HowToDirection”,”text”:”To weave, thread a plastic sewing needle with a long length of yarn and begin weaving in and out of the warp threads, back and forth across the heart. Every once in a while, gently push your weaving down the warp threads to close in any gaps.

To change colours while weaving, just snip your yarn, tie on another colour and continue weaving.

When you reach the end of your weaving, tie off your yarn and weave any loose ends into the back of the heart. “}],”image”:{“@type”:”ImageObject”,”@id”:”https://happyhooligans.ca/coat-hanger-weaving-hearts-for-hope/#schema-image-cc4895290f68846d435dd1d5c1d93538″,”inLanguage”:”en-US”,”url”:”https://cdn.happyhooligans.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/close-up-pink-weaving-on-coat-hanger.jpg”,”width”:600,”height”:400,”caption”:”close up pink weaving on coat hanger”}}],”inLanguage”:”en-US”}]}]]>