Saturday, July 29, 2006
I've been struggling to figure out what kind of strap I wanted on my mandolin case, when I realized that stick weaving might be just the thing. So I fished around in some bags until I found my last stick weaving project, and lo and behold the sticks were already in a project in a yarn color that will work well with my case! And it was almost done. So ten minutes later I had the strap ready to go. All I have to do is sew it on.
Anyway here are some photos of stick weaving, a craft brought back to Europe by the Crusaders.
I made my sticks from hardwood dowels. I sharpened one end and drilled a hole in the other.