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Mandala God’s eye wall hanging

Mandala God’s eye wall hanging

You will need:

  • Bamboo dowels rods (12 inch) x 4
  • Fantasia acrylic wool (Pink, black, purple and blue)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pen

Time to Make: Approx 1hour

Skill Level: Beginner

Step-by-step:

  1. Add a line to the centre of the dowel rods.

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  1. Tie the end of the black wool around the two rods, at the centre mark.

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  1. Loop the wool around the top of the rods four times and push the wool to the centre, make sure to keep the wool tight.

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  1. Move the rods to create a cross and loop the wool around the centre of the cross four times. Turn over the cross so that the wool is at the bottom. Start with the wool in the bottom right hand side if you are right-handed and on the bottom left hand side if you are left-handed.

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  1. Loop the black wool around the first rod over, under and over the top again and then move it over to the next rod, go over the top, under and over the top. Repeat this around twelve times on each rod, until you are happy with the size. Cut the wool and tie off the excess at the back. Then create another one using the purple wool.

    Helen’s helpful hint
    Keep the wool tight on the rods, don’t overlap the rows so the different lines are defined. As you are looping the wool keep the rods at the same distance apart. The more layers you add the less moveable the rods will become so if you start with them at the correct angle, they will stay that way.

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  1. Tie the blue wool around one of the rods, making sure not to tie it to the same one as the previous colour was tied off on. Place the black wool diamond behind the purple diamond, so you end up with eight points. Repeat the same process from step five, looping the wool around all eight points.

    Helen’s helpful hint


    Use the new layer of wool to cover the piece of wool left over from the knot of the previous colour.


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  1. Tie the pink wool around one of the rods, making sure not to tie it to the same one as the previous colour is tied off on. Loop the pink wool around the underneath of the first rod, then over and under again. Then move on to the next rod and repeat. This is the opposite to the previous colours, which creates a different style of weave and shows off more of the rod. Tie off the pink and repeat the step with the black wool.

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  1. Tie the purple wool on to one of the rods, again making sure not to tie it to the same rod as you tied the black wool off on. Go back to the weaving from step five, going over, under and over and move to the next rod. Tie off the purple wool and repeat the step with the blue wool.

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  1. Tie the pink wool on to one of the rods as before and repeat the weaving from step 5 for a few rows. Then move on to a different weave using the same pink wool, loop the pink wool over the top of the rod and under, arriving back at the start. Then go down the back of the gods eye to the rod opposite and loop the wool over the top of the rod and under, arriving back at the start. Then go up the back of the gods eye to the original rod and repeat this until each rod is nearly completely covered. Then go down the back of the god’s eye to the rod next to the rod you have already covered and repeat with same process with that rod and the one opposite. Repeat this until all eight are covered.

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