A few weeks ago I came across this method of making cloth somewhere in my travels across the web. I can’t honestly say which site I came across first because I immediately clicked on every link I could find. It seems that this was the method for making shoe linings or socks that was preferred by the Vikings around 900 AD. I was enthralled with the idea, so immediately picked up my largest metal darning needle and went to work to see if I could do all the loop-de-loops…grin It wasn’t hard at all, but somehow mine just didn’t look quite like what I had seen online.
To make a long story short, I went out to the shop looking for a sliver of oak… DH knew in his heart of hearts that I would chop off not only all fingers but my liver also… so he cut me a small piece off some scrap oak we had lying around. I put it in the vice and started filing away. When I had come up with what I wanted, he used the drill press and cut the threading hole in it for me. A little sanding and voila… I love it!!!!
So I immediately made this little bag using the Oslo stitch…which… by the way… is the only stitch I know..grin Well, I didn’t really like all the lacy look, so I wandered through cyberspace again and found another way of doing the Oslo stitch.