Technique: Wrapping and Weaving
Choose your colours, the orders you want them in as you work from the centre of your cross outwards. Choose the yarn you want to start with, it’s best to work with the whole ball of yarn as you wrap round the cross.
Hold your dowel rods together, next to each other and with your ball of yarn, tie the yan around them both in the middle with a knot.
To Emphasis the Wrapped Dowel Rods
(With the yarns at the back side of the wrap, the yarn wraps under the dowel rod) Wrap the yarn under, back around and under each end of the dowel rod (four times). The layers will start to build on your dowel rods.
To Wrap the Rods Individually
(With no front or back wraps) Wrap around the rod and tie off when you have reached the point you want to. Repeat on each end of the dowel rods so that they are all wrapped to the same length, you will need to tie on and tie off the yarn for each dowel rod. When you are finished, continue with another technique if desired.