Weaving in the Mission

Our craft crew took an excursion into the Mission to watch a crafter in action. Specifically, a weaver. Of gorgeous blankets. His name is Travis Melnolf and he constructed his own loom (you can find his plans here for free) and made himself available at Gravel & Gold (a tiny purveyor of crafted goods located in the Mission) on Thursday, July 17th, 2014.

I was unprepared with anything but my smartphone so these photos below will have to do.

Travis1Travis2Travis4I’d never seen a loom in action so this was inspiring to watch. I was almost tempted to take up weaving. Almost. The trip instead inspired me to finally pick up my knitting needles again! But that story will have to wait for my next post.


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