Weaving Stories

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Weaving Stories
A selection of stories, fairy tales and mythology about weaving.

Blonde and the Cute Sheep
A humorous sheep joke, submitted by one of our members.

Fairy Tales
Fairy tales often feature weavers and spinners with powers of wisdom and ingenuity.

Mythology
Ancient mythological tales about weaving and spinning.

Drug Glooms
A humorous tale by Peter Collingwood, who was inspired to write this having seen a loom advertised “complete with shuffles”.

The Flax
There are some delightful stories about weaving at this site, including one about the lowly flax plant.

No Ordinary Blanket
A touching story about how a blanket can become part of our lives.

Weaving Words for the Web-Weary
Peter Collingwood travels to Sweden and tells of his visit to a belting factory.

Last Updated on July 26, 2021 by Paivi Suomi

By Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi