Any other stick weavers out there?

United States
December 8, 2006 3:22pm CST
Stick weaving has been traced back to the time of the Crusades. I learned it at an SCA event. It caught my eye because it works up a lot faster than knitting or crochet or inkle weaving and it a fantastic and easy way to make straps and scarves. I made my own sticks out of dowels. I've had good luck using the woolease yarn. I usually use one color for the inside cord and another for the outside cord. When I have time, I'll add photos to this. Or see them on my Flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/almostfamous/201311906/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/almostfamous/201311907/
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@nancygibson (3737)
• France
28 Dec 06
Hmm, I have spent nearly 20 years doing historic textiles and I know of no evidence for medieval stick weaving! I'm exceptionally happy to be proved wrong though if you could share some references and academic sources! There has been a bit of a craze for it in the reenactment circles over the last few years but I know of no academic articles, archaeological finds or manuscript illustrations that show it. As I say though, would be delighted to be shown evidence to the contrary though :)
• United States
28 Dec 06
Yep, we are all looking for the Holy Grail. But documentable or not, I never would have heard of it if it weren't for the SCA.
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• France
28 Dec 06
Thats fair enough, all sorts of lovely techniques show up in places you might not expect them, but because you said it had been traced I was really hoping you could show me that evidence :)
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
28 Dec 06
No but it sounds interesting to me I crochet and getting a little bored with it. I will be waiting for the photos. I think I would like it.
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