While discussing fiber arts in general in a forum last week, someone said that seeing as I knit, crochet and spin, the next step for me might be weaving. I told her not to curse me with yet another hobby that I have to find time for! Being me though, I found the concept intriguing and have a ton of mill end scrap yarns in the house that someone sent me that I've been wondering what to do with. I figured a while ago that weaving them would probably be perfect, but alas, I know not how to weave.
I don't know if it's because I grew up in England and learned more than your average kid might have about fiber arts, but I remember learning the basics of weaving and the different parts of the loom. So, while I'm sitting in my office on my lunch break with nothing much to do, I started surfing the web for tutorials on how to make a home made loom. Next thing you know I'm constructing a coaster with some cardboard, yarn (which I always have in my office anyway) and my letter opener, which conveniently has a hole in the end to secure the yarn with and use as a shuttle. I'm convinced that you can hand a crafter three completely random objects and tell them to make something and they'll find a way to MacGyver it.