The surface of the Earth itself is an immense loom
upon which the sun weaves the fabric of existence.
~ Wade Davis
It seems like lately I've been surrounded by different types of looms. Almost two weeks ago, I introduced my young friend, Mariana, to one of those potholder looms.
Remember those? :)
Then, last weekend, we were browsing in Michael's and I saw this newfangled loom:
Oh, excuse me, I mean this "Loop De Loom"... ;)
It's really kind of ingenious how it works - if you are interested, click here for a YouTube demonstration.
At first, I thought it was a new and unique type of loom - but then my weaving friend watched the video and said that it reminded her of the weaving sticks that she inherited from her husband's grandmother!
Being a sweetheart, she popped those weaving sticks in the mail for me and Mariana to experiment with:
If I can get any actual weaving going with these sticks, I'll post some pictures. ;)
Being a total sweetheart, she also prepared a small cardboard loom for us to weave on - check this out!
What can you do with a loom that is smaller than an index card?
It turns out you can weave the most adorable little bag!
And I know this, because she also included the above sample in my weaving loom care package! :)
So, the number of looms in my house just doubled! You know, because I don't already have enough projects queuing up... ;)
Speaking of bags, hopefully I can finish my backstrap weaving project this weekend and start turning it into a small bag! :)
What are your weekend plans? I hope you have a great one! :)