A friend showed me the basics of weaving and loaned me her inkle loom -a small loom designed to weave straps.
Now what is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word straps? A dulcimer strap, of course. That had to be my first weaving project. There are a few flaws at the edges, but that is okay. It matches my dulcimer playing, which also has a few flaws on the edges.
It was an easy project. I could work on it during the evening hours for a few hours and put it aside for a few days when life got too busy for hobbies. One more step to go. I need to review Strumelia's blog post about straps to figure out how to connect it to the dulcimer.
With my short, short legs, I do have trouble keeping my lap level. Do I really need a strap? Maybe not, but it was fun to make. I used multiple How To instructions from books and web sites. How to Weave a Rainbow Guitar Strap was a good resource.