Friday, 29 May 2009

Netting Needles, hooray!

I've been busy with some scheming, and it looks as if I'll be able to teach netting soon in the future. We have found some material to work netting needles that does not involve hours and hours of hammering a thick rod down into a thin rod, and thus needles can be made that won't cost a fortune. The first two of the new generation are still unpolished but about finished otherwise...

Beautiful tools, made after a proper source (an archaeological find from London), to spread again knowledge about an old, beautiful textile technique - what's not to love?

3 comments:

isis said...

if i was living somewhere near i'd come and take classes right away ;-)

hsifeng said...

Any chance of you posting how-to videos on YouTube and selling needles to those of us on the other side of the Atlantic?

a stitch in time said...

Yes, there's a chance of selling needles across the ocean (once they are finished) and adding a how-to film, though I'll have to decide whether on YouTube or on a CD/DVD; the latter having the definite advantage that you would not need internet access to get to your instructions.