Karen (kbdoolin) has been here this past week. We've been lambing and weaving our butts off. Well, mostly I've been lambing and she's been weaving (although I did get a warp for some dish towels wound and ready to thread up :-). She wove a beautiful scarf from some handspun Rebecca Boone and Woolliam.
The warp (long threads going from back to front on the loom - in this case Woolliam) ends that are leftover when you cut a project off the loom are called thrums. I usually save back a few thrumbs for tying yarn skeins and toss the rest out for the birds. Karen scattered hers in a nearby red bud last night and early this morning...
Within minutes the shelves were picked clean!
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Updated: We sure don't want to injure any birds or babies! See the comments section for more information.