Over. Under. Over. Under. Over. Under.
Under. Over. Under Over. Under. Over.
See what I mean???
I've really been wanting a loom. Not just any loom- I want a BIG loom like the size of a room! Unfortunately, those are pretty expensive and frankly, unrealistic. Since I couldn't justify the need/cost AND seeing how I haven't the foggiest idea about proper weaving techniques, I figured it was just best that I rig something up to satisfy my weaving urge.
Some people buy exotic cars during their mid life crisis.
I Jerry-rigged a loom and wove a pillow.
Basically, I hammered a bunch of nails on an old bed slat and threw some string on it. ;)
If you are wondering why the nails are zig-zag... I started nailing them in a row then I heard the wood slowly crack. I realized that the slat was starting to split so I quickly pulled those nails and started the zig-zag pattern.
The slat was hung off of a pair of sawhorses. Then the string was looped around a second slat that hovered just above the floor.
Once it was completely woven, I cut the bottom of the loop and tied the 2 strands together.
I trimmed up the edges and sewed them together. This will allow for only 1 seam in the back. The thought of matching those strips twice for side seams gives me a headache.
Next, I tied the bottom strings on the front to the bottom strings on the back.
Then I flipped the pillow right side out and added poly-fill. The process of trying strings was repeated on the top, then I clipped off the excess strings.
"Man! That was a lot of work for one little pillow"!
Like I said, it's a possible mid-life crisis. I should have bought the car...