pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

craft

i’m really chuffed that i’ve learnt (but certainly not mastered) 2 new very old crafts in the past 2 weeks: my housemate Jane showed us how to ‘weave’ chair seats using wych elm bark and we’ve consequently and beautifully repaired 3 of our kitchen chairs. and i’ve attended a mini course on how to spin wool using a drop spindle to. i’m finding it in an enjoyable way very  crazy to sit in urban london learning skills that could come out of fairy tales and involve in one case using fleece from sheep that live at mudchute city farm. i need to practice using that drop spindle, though, it’s really all about not dropping it to the floor all the time despite its name…

 

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