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DebSue
02-28-2010, 12:09 PM
Digging through my old knitting supplies (since I got the knitting bug back :knitting: ) I came across a set of 4 wooden needles about about 5 inches long each with a hole in one tapered end. I know that an equal length of thread was threaded through each then all were tied together at the bottom. Some sort of weaving needles I think. Does anyone know what this is called or where I can get patterns? Thanks

Jan in CA
02-28-2010, 01:08 PM
I don't think I've heard of anything like that. Can you take a small photo? If you need help with size or posting you can click the link in my signature.

DebSue
02-28-2010, 05:39 PM
Hi, I hope this picture link works. I sure would like some patterns to try them out! Bought them a long time ago.

cid-69d3cd9d72d7602f.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Miscellaneous/Weaving%20needles.jpg

you will have to add the https:// yourself.

crocee
02-28-2010, 07:52 PM
Your link doesn't work.

suzeeq
02-28-2010, 10:56 PM
It did for me. I was reading a thread on ravelry and Nalbinding came up, which is Scandinavian technique of weaving with needles that looks a little like knitting, and the needle (http://home.arcor.de/bedankbar/english/nadel.htm) looks like yours. That site also has instructions for how to do it.
Here's the results of a google search (http://www.google.com/search?q=nalbinding&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a) and there's videos and pictures of the finished items.

mathwizard
03-01-2010, 08:43 AM
Many eons ago I used to sell craft products like Avon does. I would demonstrate a craft at parties. The needles you have a link for we used in a kit for making a belt. It is weaving of a kind.

AngelaR
03-01-2010, 01:10 PM
I was thinking it might be for thrumming, after I found a slipper pattern requiring thrumming.

cmrsperoni
01-18-2011, 11:08 AM
Many eons ago I used to sell craft products like Avon does. I would demonstrate a craft at parties. The needles you have a link for we used in a kit for making a belt. It is weaving of a kind.

These peg needles are also used for making scarves. These are great and easy tools for quick weaving, and great to get kids into the craft. Do a quick internet search for "peg weaving" and you'll find alot of neat stuff. I'm brand new here: there might even be some peg weaving info right here! :woot: