The picture on the left is another pin weaving called Wisconsin Sky. The picture on the right is from my Sunset photo series. It will be a sad day when the old man across the road sells his farm and somebody tears down that beautiful old barn. I only get to see the barn once the leaves are off the trees. It's a very comforting thing to look at, for me.
I was looking at books in my local Half Price bookstore, this morning and found a neat children's book about Vikings. It's not what I was looking for but it kinda fell off the shelf and I always look at those kinds of books. Anyway, there is a really simple technique for doing pin weaving to make bookmarks. Apparently, the Vikings, according to Sally Hewitt, who wrote The Vikings, in the Starting History series did a lot of weaving and pin weaving. In case anyone reading wants to do this with their children here are the directions.
1. Snip about 15 notches along the short ends of a piece of heavy cardboard. The notches should be exactly opposite each other.
2. Wind yarn for the warp around the frame, using the notches to secure the yarn so the warp is tight.
3. Thread a length of yarn onto a big, round-ended needle for the weft.
4. Weave the yarn over and under from side to side.
5. Cut and finish off by tying the warp loose end to make tassels.
I also learned how to make Viking pan pipes but that's for another day.