Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fiber Arts

When Brian isn't spinning or carding wool, he's likely to be working on his backstrap loom. It's made out of bits and pieces of wood from around the house and the heddle was given to him by a weaver he met in New Zealand. The heddle is the metal part he's got his left hand on and it allows you to lift the various strings up and down so that you can pass the shuttle of yarn back and forth to create a pattern. The blue yarn isn't the stuff he's woven himself; it's just cheap acrylic for practicing with.

And here is the final product. We're not really sure what it is the moment it's a towel/place mat/blanket sort of thing :)

1 comment:

  1. This is fantastic!!! I remember when you were washing the wool last year- its great to see the final product!