Last year at the Abbey festival Tom had a go at back-strap weaving and thought it was the best thing ever.
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 to Brisbane for this year’s Abbey Medieval Festival, Tom’s immediate response was “Good! I can get my back-strap weaving kit!”
We figured that if he was still wanting to do it after waiting a whole year he must be serious. So one of our first stops at the festival this year was the back-strap weaving tent where Tom bought a kit and arranged for a 10:30am beginner’s lesson the next morning.
Ha! He’s wearing the same t-shirt. No wonder the weaving lady remembered him from last year.
Last but not least, some video of the action – He’s a weaving natural!
Not a bad effort from a small boy with a lurgi who spent the rest of that day fast asleep lying on a sheepskin while his dad went around to every crafting display picking people’s brains.
The piece Tom started at the festival is slowly growing, next time he’s working on it I’ll take a pic and share the progress.