Round up: Camping

Happy August to you.

We’re going camping this weekend & I can’t wait! See you back here next week.
camping

1.  Playin’ Hooky Disc by Liz McQueen

2.  Burr by Veronik Avery

3.  Camp & Trail Socks by Lydia Gluck

4.  Rugged Camper Cookset by Marie Greene

5.  Ledge Trail Vest by Elizabeth Smith

6.  Twisted Ankles by Lee Meredith

7.  2-tier Picnic Organizer by Uma Padu

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camping yarnCamp yarn holder tutorial

Snake Grass Weaving

This is a great project to do with kids while camping!

Snake Grass Weaving

Materials

Snake grass likes a lot of moisture, so look for it near wet areas like creeks, rivers, lakes, ponds, and marshes.  You will only need one long one that has at least 3 sections to it.

Yarn

Scissors

Yarn needle (optional)

1. Find a strong reed of snake grass and take it apart into it’s sections.   Make sure that it is big enough to fit the yarn inside.

2. The center of each section has a small “plug”.  I was able to use my scissors to scrape it out.  You could also use, a yarn needle or even a small piece of driftwood. You’ll find that each section also tapers a little where it joined the section below it. I used my scissors to cut of this section making it easier to slide up and down my yarn.

3.  Decide how wide you want your weaving to be.  The more strands that you have, the wider the weaving will be. Cut the yarn to the desired length and tie all the strands  together. Thread each strand of yarn through one section of snake grass.

4. Tie the working yarn to the last strand, and begin weaving.  When you are running out of snake grass, simply slide each section down to provide more work space.

When you have finished, pull the snake grass off and tie the ends together.  I just used one big knot to finish, but if you are doing a wider weaving, you may want to do several smaller knots across the bottom.

Have fun!

Round up: Beach Bags

While spending summer days in 50 degree weather up north, I was thinking about the much warmer days I would enjoy when returning home, and dreaming of the beach days that were sure to come!
Beach Bags

1. Rue Mouffetard Bag by Pam Allen

2. Montauk Beach Bag by Suzy Allen

3. Missing Piece Hobo Bag by Norah Gaughan

4. Not a Sandy Bottom by Dorothy Dean

Which is your favorite?