The kids helped me weave the backyard into a tapestry last night. I LOVE SPRING!!!!!!
So, you want to know how I did it? Well, we found some sticks about the same length, then tied each end together with a 12 inch (or so) piece of string. After that we found a branch to hang it from, tied one end of a long piece of string to one end of the top stick, tossed the string over the branch, then tied it to the other end of the top stick. While it hung I wound string from top stick to bottom stick, over and over, with each wrap being about 3/4 inch from the one before. After our little loom was all warped we collected daffodil leaves, old tulip petals, pods from our locust tress, straw, sticks, etc. etc. etc. and started weaving things through the strings. Everything was loose and swingy, so we needed to weight the bottom down a bit. That’s when we added the rocks hanging from the bottom and they stabilized things quite nicely. We spent the evening weaving things in and out of the strings and it looked so beautiful in the evening light.