It's Make It Monday again! I have been pretty obsessed with weaving for a long time now. I love the way threads interlock against eachother and colours blend in a woven fabric- not to mention how delightfully smooshable a hand woven fabric is.
You don't need a fancy loom to weave on! In fact, building one yourself means you can weave with any yarn you like - which is great for crazy thick and thin art yarns, or a particularly fluffy or gently twisted handspun.
Take an old picture frame, some nails and your built up aggression from the working week and hammer a weaving loom together by placing the nails evenly along the top and bottom of your frame. Take your gorgeous handspun yarns up and down your loom creating a warp, then WEAVE!!
Weave your thread over and under your warp yarns (called your weft thread) , and gently beat them into a smooth line using your hands or a kitchen fork.
SO. RELAXING. AHHHH... just feel the stress melting away. :-)
Rigid heddle looms are also wonderful for handspun yarns - and they have the added benefit of helping to open a "shed" between your warp. (I always laugh at the crazy words used for textile machinery and contraptions! A 'shed' is where your alternating warp threads move to create a gap, leaving you room to place your weft thread through easily. )
The sky is the limit! Weave a scarf! Weave leggins! Weave a wall hanging! Weave a dress! Weave a bag! Weave Weave Weave.