Get ready to never look at embroidery threads in the same way again. Follow our step-by-step tutorial to make a statement DIY necklace
Embroidery threads are not just for stitching and sewing – they have the potential to become statement necklaces using just a few techniques! Make this multi-coloured DIY necklace, an exclusive tutorial from the Coats Crafts design team, for yourself or gift to a friend. You can find the first woven thread necklace in Mollie Makes 45 – just the thing for channeling your inner Frida Kahlo.
You will need:
• Anchor Style threads in 8930 (Fiesta mix) or various colours, 315m
• Anchor Style threads in 8930 (Fiesta mix), 3m
• Tape measure
• Pair of Milward scissors
• One Milward Chenille needle (size 18)
Available at Make It Coats
Cut 137 lengths of Anchor thread each measuring 2.3m. Fold the threads in half and tie using a 10cm length of thread so that they’re secured.
Leaving approximately 10cm from the fold, then tie a knot in the threads.
Tie 4 more knots snug up against each other. Remember to pull the threads taught when tying your knots so that they remain neat.
Split the rest of the threads in 4 equal parts.
Braid each section with a simple plait and tie with a piece of thread to secure.
Cut a 40cm length of thread, wrap it around all the braids 3 times tightly and tie.
Cut another 2m thread and fold it in half twice. Wrap it around the other end of the necklace then tie with a double knot.
Thread an additional 50cm piece through your needle and wrap it around the braids several times as to cover the knot you made previously. Tie with a double knot. Pass the needle under and pull until it feels secure. Do the same on the other end of the necklace.
Leaving ten long threads on either side, trim the ends on either side of the necklace.
All done? Team up your multi-coloured necklace with a plain tee and a big smile!
Make a Mexican-inspired woven necklace in Mollie Makes 45, out now! Available from all good newsagents, supermarkets and our official online store. Sold out? Download it from Zinio, Google Play or Apple Newsstand.