Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Little Off Topic: Weaving to-go

While mining the web on food related material I came across a crusading weaver with a simple loom you can make out of card stock and use anywhere. I tried it out recently with great results. It was fun and meditative. I did much of it in the park while the kids were playing. It was also great to feel that I was doing something that humans have been doing at least since the Neolithic. Instructions and how-to videos are at

To start with I used some cheap acrylic yarn I found at SCRAP. If you use left over wool and then wash it, it becomes a very tight cloth. I want to try making a bunch of small pieces this way and stitch them together into a quilt-like wool blanket.

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