Archive for March, 2010

A little help from your friends

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

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This weave is called Jens Pind — and pronounced yens pint. Which leads me to think it has a Dutch heritage but who knows. You know — De Jong pronounced De Yong…

You know how much you’ve learned when you try something again after a year and you can learn it this time around. I’ve had that happen with 2 different weaves in the last 2 weeks. I think it’s a great sign of building on what you know and apparently, I’ve learned more than I thought.

I had tried this weave about a year ago and it was very aggravating so I put it away. I tried it again last week and with the advice of some online friends at Chainmailler’s Esty Guild I was able to figure out my mistakes and weave on. Of course, I have to tell you that in weaving this bracelet I tore out as much or more than the length of the actual bracelet so in effect I’ve actually woven 4 bracelets while making 2 of them. I told a friend of mine it’s like learning to sew and put a zipper in. After you’ve torn the zipper out 3 or 4 times to do it correctly you can probably do it in your sleep. The bracelet pictured¬† is actually the second one I’ve made in the last week but I’ll only bore you with one pix since they are identical other than the length.

It constantly amazes me how much the internet and the correct use of it can help us country folks interact with each other and learn things. I’ve got a friend who sees no value in the internet at all other than email. I love the internet — I’ve learned so much! It’s like having a personal library all to myself. I still spend a pretty fair amount of time at our new local library and when someone says they are trying to figure out how to do something I always direct them to the library. But some days when the weather is bad or I’m short of time I just Google!