In the middle of winter, last month, I got to visit with some friends and with Suzanne Kramer in Wisconsin. She has lots of items from the Scandinavian and German immigrants.
This year I bought a small childs bonnet. I have been working on a series of Scandinavian bonnets over the last few years and it is nice to have an original one.
In the old days, people mended their tools. Unlike today where you can buy plastic and cheap tools, throw them away in land fills and buy new ones on Amazon or Walmart, people mended their tools. The tools were made of better materials, hand crafted with the knowlege of skilled craftsmen. In the past I have found some looms that were mended with staples and pins.
|A mended wooden bowl and spoon
|Another mended wooden bowl
But it is nice to visit Suzanne and see some great old tools and think of the folks that made and used them.
And of course Suzanne has band looms that I believe are currently available for sale....
New to band weaving? Visit my web sight www.eastknollpottery.com for places I will be working at this year. My book, Tapeloom Weaving.... Simplified, is available on my web site and on Amazon.com.
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