My name is Erik Felker.  I live in California. U.S.A.  I just turned 67.


I enjoy working with yarn, but I don't knit or crochet.  I weave my squares, making a simple loom from a sheet of foamcore and two rows of pins.  Believe it or not,this method makes very good blanket squares!


I have some experience in making blanket squares, and have learned to make them with pile for warmth, like the pile blankets of ancient Scandinavia.  I am going to try weaving squares with 100 per cent wool yarn for distribution to children who must live around open flames. 


I'm enjoying this project very much and look forward to shipping my first squares soon.



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Wonderful to have you Erik, we always get so excited when another male joins our group! Your squares sound fabulous, I hope you'll pop some photos up at some stage?
Ditto to Kalai's comments. Really looking forward to a photo wheh you have any. Maybe a photo of your loom too. It sounds very interesting. Weaving will be lovely for squares.
Welcome, Erik! I'd love to see some photos of your squares and learn more about how you make them. Enjoy the forum! :o)
Hello Erik,
Looking forward to seeing your squares - they sound interesting and ideal.
Hi Erik,
nice to have you.
Like the others, I want to see pics
Erik this sounds fascinating. Way to go! You are right they will make marvellous squares for the children who live out in the open, or up in the hills or in the poorest of the poor areas where open flames are used for heat and cooking. I know they will be fascinated and thrilled to open your squares package in South Africa. You might include a small note explaining your craft. I have no doubt they will be fascinated. The squares sound very warm too which is a huge bonus. Thank you so much for joining us! Glad to have you aboard.
Dear Erik,

Don't forget to enlighten us all by posting some pictures of your technique - the method might be useful as a means of engaging children into the process of producing squares. All the best, Pam Antink
I have thought about weaving squares on my potholder I will seriously look into doing that. Thanks! And welcome to KAS.
All sounds great Erik. Please please post some pictures of your squares when you have made them. i think everyone wants to see them. So lovely when someone new brings in another technique to make cozy squares.
I think weaving squares on a potholder (square) loom is a great idea Debbie. If the pegs are abit far apart then using two strands of yarn will fill it in and bulk it up. Whatever works WORKS. And it's all for the children. :)
Can't wait to see pictures - of both your loom and the squares!!!
I am anxious to see the squares and the loom. I'll bet it works up a square faster than knitting or crocheting which we are all for. You might get several converts plus some people have trouble knitting or crocheting might be able to do this including children.



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