Sunday, January 16, 2011
Diagonal weaving - at last I understand it!
I made my small hand weaving loom well over a year ago, looked up instructions for weaving on it, couldn't understand said instructions, lacked confidence in my ability and put the loom away in a box.
Today I took it out of its box because I felt like a meditative craft activity; usually knitting fits the bill but it's too hot to have part of a jumper sitting on my lap so I wondered if I could possibly work out the instructions. After a bit of searching on the web I found my reference site and had another go at weaving, this time armed with pictures as well.
Yay! I got it! Well, let's put it this way, I've got it enough to be able to produce a square (just look at it, isn't it beautiful?) but not enough at this point to be able to write a tutorial. I'll have to let you have the link instead to Spinning Down Under - it's a great site to explore. And the weaving did the trick - very meditative and relaxing. Maybe you should give it a go too? There are instructions on how to make a small loom on the site mentioned above. Hopefully there will be more weaving adventures throughout 2011!