Archive for: Fibre & Needle Crafts

Jul 22nd, 2009

Weaving update

Here’s Tom’s first ever piece of back-strap weaving, he finished it up at Winterfest on the weekend where he was a big hit with the public. He’s all fired up to start his next project and has been asking me to help with getting it set up so that’s what I’ll be doing after lunch.

Jul 17th, 2009

Tom the weaver

Last year at the Abbey festival Tom had a go at back-strap weaving and thought it was the best thing ever. At Abbey last year. Being skeptical types Adam and I refused to fork out $65 for a weaving kit for a 6 year old. A year later, when we said we were heading up […]

Mar 7th, 2009

Bloody dog

We went out for dinner tonight. Just up the street to Istana and we went early – 6:00pm. Food was pretty good, very quick service, I think they were trying to get rid of us before the crowds turned up, we were back home in about an hour. When we opened the front door we […]

Oct 12th, 2008

Beorg-wic and birthday party reporting

Here we are at the end of two weeks of school holidays and I feel absolutely wiped out. Not because having the kids around has worn thin, they seem to have grown up enough for that not to be such a problem any more. Rather it’s because I’ve spent pretty much the whole 2 weeks […]

Oct 7th, 2008

Beorg-wic loot

There were market stalls and craft workshops at the camp on the weekend. Adam and I both succumbed to the lure of bigger drinking horns, he now has one that holds 0.7L and mine holds 0.5L. Adam got busy in the forge and did some blacksmithing. Not bad for a first effort. The knife is […]