Nature Weaver's Sanctuary...
A Quiet Place For My Soul
Thursday, February 17, 2011
YouTube is a great learning tool for those of us who are retired, but want to continue learning new things.
The women in my ancestral past were fabulous weavers, and I grew up watching them work their looms turning balls of rags into amazing throw rugs. So, it comes as no surprise that weaving holds a sacred spot in my heart and my hands.
Yesterday I watched a YouTube video showing how to finger weave a friendship bracelet. Using eight strands of yarn and following closely the YouTube directions, I taught myself how to finger weave this red and white bracelet. The next one will need to be woven tighter, but at least now I know how to maneuver the eight strands of yarn to end up with this pattern.
When I go to bed at night, it feels so incredibly good knowing that today I taught myself how to do something I have never done before.