Woven Jar Cover Tutorial - Giveaway!

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A couple of weeks ago, I posted a Restoration Hardware Knock Off of a woven vase (above).  I promised to add a tutorial if you wanted to learn and I had several requests.  I'm going to try my best.  I'm pretty sure a video would be better to explain, but here goes.... 

First, tie the end of the yarn to the peg board (original post I used twine which is harder to do than yarn-this post I used hemp, but I won't ever use that again too rough and not stretchy).  The hemp is very heavy and sturdy, but it is hard to move over the pegs and not easy to learn this project.  I would suggest you use yarn to learn the technique.  If I had tried to learn with twine or hemp I would have given up immediately.

You are going to loop the yarn between peg 1 and 2.  Wrap over peg 1 counter clockwise and up and over peg 4, clockwise.  Repeat this for approximately 8 or 9 rows (determine the number of rows by holding the pegs up to the jar, wine bottle, your own neck for a scarf, etc).
Loop back down the pegs to the starting point.  You will have one on each end that will only have one row of yarn and it will alternate each time.  This is correct.
After you have two rows of zig zag yarn, you are going to loop the bottom yarn up over the top yarn with the hook as shown below.  When you have both sides complete, push the row to the bottom of the pegs and start another row. 
You will keep repeating the rows and the looping until you make the length you need.  You will need the yarn to be able to stretch completely around the jar so you can stitch up the seam.
When you have enough rows, take side "A" and place the loops onto side "B".  Bring the bottom row up over the top row. 
Cut off enough of the yarn to loop up and back down the seam.  Run the yarn through the beginning end loops and the ending loops to stitch them together.
Wrap it around the jar, adjust the tightness.

I'm giving away this sample hemp woven jar.  If you would like to have this wonderful textured handmade piece for your collection of vases or candleholders, please comment below (and follow me here or on facebook).  Hopefully, one person will comment to win.  If more than one person comments, I'll use a random number generator to select a winner on October 30, 2011 8pm CST.
BEWARE!!!  If you have any questions about this post and comment, you will be entering to win!  Hahahaha
Thanks to each and everyone of you who follows this blog.  I like you because obviously you have awesome taste in blogs.

18 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to have this wonderful textured handmade piece for my collection of vases or candleholders!

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  2. I love it ! great job .... Also would LOVE to Win .. you are Very talented karen

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  3. I love it! Thanks for the tutorial but I would really like to win it. lol

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  4. Nanciscruffydog10/13/11, 7:39 AM

    Very fun idea! Great job, love the tutorial & your comments.

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  5. never in a million years would I be able to do that.. Hope I win. I love it! Im a new follower.. been following along with all the wooden projects.. you are super talented. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  6. Thanks for the tutorial and chance at the giveaway!

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  7. Love your blog! Heading out to the garage to attempt your small spaces end table...I hope it turns out!!!

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  8. I would love one of these. Thank you for the giveaway!
    juliatrefethen@yahoo.com

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  9. Love it. I just got into knitting and that tutorial is awesome. Would like to win one!

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  10. That is crazy cool!!! LOVE IT!

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  11. Id LOVE to win that!!! Thank You!! Tricia Doran

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  12. Id LOVE to win this!!
    Thank You!!
    Tricia Doran

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  13. This would love fun somewhere in my house.

    Jamie
    married2asoldier2000@yahoo.com

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  14. I would LOVE to win this!!! I'm tempted to buy one of those knitting things and try this myself but it would be much easier if you picked me to win! :)

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  15. what a clever way to spruce up a jar/vase! i would love to see this in my new apt!
    -kareene dv.

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  16. @Aly Aly, the random.org number generator picked #1. Please email me at kalynz305@hotmail.com this week so I can send you the textured jar. Thanks!!

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  17. Love this jar cover! Very clever and definitely a fun idea. This would be great to put the designer jewelry

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  18. Gorgeous and so clever!! I love it! I hope I can win this one, and if I don't maybe I can try to attempt one like it :)

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