Wednesday, February 23, 2011

23 February: Experimental weaving

A half-term visit from my primary school age great-nieces, who are interested in crafts.  Katy tried my spinning wheel, and produced some very creditable first-attempt art yarn.

Then an improvised warp was arranged on an embroidery frame, and she set about weaving -

Julia selected colours from some of my handspun, and another warp was quickly improvised on a soft-back book -

Their concentration and patience was amazing, and both finished small pieces.  This is Katy's finished hairband, made with her own first handspun -

She may have a spinning wheel on her Christmas wish list!

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