What you need:
- A cardboard (a small square-shaped one would do)
- A pair of scissors
- A round object (say, a glass or a bangle)
- A pencil
- 3 different colors of embroidery string
What to do:
- Place the glass or bangle on the center of the cardboard and draw its outline with the pencil.
- Cut out the circle with the scissors.
- Mark the approximate center of the circle with the pencil. Insert the nib of the pencil at this center to make a small hole at this marked center.
- Make 6 little markings on the circumference of the circle, roughly equal distances apart (so as to form a hexagon of sorts).
- Using the scissors, make cuts of about half an inch along the 6 markings you’ve made around the outer edge of the cut-out circle of cardboard.
- Now, cut the three different colors of embroidery string together into around 22-25 inches long sections (depending on how many bracelets you wish to make). The three together will make one bracelet.
- Fold the strings in half and knot them together a little away from one end.
- There will be 6 strings coming out from one end of the loop. Cut off one near the knot so that 5 remain.
- Now push the knot through the center of the cardboard (where we had poked a hole earlier).
- Next, randomly arrange the threads around the circle through the half-inch cuts done on the sides. The strings will be inserted in the 5 cuts and 1 cut along the side should remain free.
- Now, rotate the cardboard and in turn, place the diametrically opposite thread to the empty cut into the empty cut. Keep repeating the procedure and you’ll notice a colorful woven loom coming up on the other side of the cardboard.
- Once you feel the length of the woven part is enough, simply release all the strings from the cuts and take them off the cardboard circle and make a little knot at the end with the loose strings.