Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Free Sleying Hook
companies. I tend to misplace things, so if I only had one sleying hook, I probably wouldn't get much weaving accomplished. By making my own, I can have one or a dozen by each loom. If I accidently drop one, I just pick up another one and keep going.
This wasn't my own idea. I had heard of someone making them, but drew my own pattern. It is designed so the tips just fit corner to corner on the card. (The pattern in the photo is drawn on a piece of paper.) Cut out the pattern and trace around it with a Sharpie marker onto the card. Cut the card with heavy scissors, except the circular area of the hook. Use a hole punch for that spot. Make sure all the edges are smooth, so they don't snag the yarn.
Have a great time weaving! I know I am!