Hints & Tips
Kelanash Designs Top Tips
Understanding the Kelanash unique & distinctive weave can be easier if you take a little time to read our Top Tips.
Note: For the Kelanash 3 Strand Round Foundation weave place one ribbon at 12, one at 4 & one at 8 o’clock.
- Please take a little time to read the instructions from your design kit.
- Before you start weaving, iron out any creases in the ribbon that may have been caused during packing & transportation.
- At the start of the weave, hold the knot in the tips of your middle finger & thumb, leaving the index finger free.
- Set up: Visulalise a clock face. Place a ribbon at 12 o’clock, one at 3, one at 6 & one at 9 o’clock (as image in your instructions). This makes it easier to see & organise your weave.
- Look at the weave from a bird’s eye perspective.
- Follow the weaving instructions from your design kit.
- When starting the weave you may wish to make a larger loop with the 12 o’clock ribbon. This helps to identify the starting point & helps when placing the final ribbon through the 12 to complete the cycle.
- Apply a little pressure with your free index finger as you pull the ribbons flat & neat.
- Keep the ribbons flat, neat & untwisted.
- When gauging the tension of the weave, each ribbon should sit next to the other. Flat & neat with no gaps & no hole in the centre of the weave.
- Managing long ribbons:
- Make a loop with your first ribbon (12 o’clock)
- Loop or flick over the next two ribbons as per instructions
- Take the last ribbon & working down from the knot, 4 to 5 inches (approx), make a loop around your index finger
- Place that loop through the first looped ribbon (12 o’clock) & pull through
- The four ribbons are now connected. Pull the ribbons flat & neat
- As you weave, the ribbons will gradually become shorter & therefore more manageable.
- Regularly check your work for twists and ribbon not sitting correctly. If you make a mistake simply unwind the ribbons.
- The team at Kelanash Designs Ltd are always keen to help & offer support. Please do not hesitate to contact Irene or the team at the following: