along with fingerknitting and spool knitting, maya has also recently learned to fingerweave in her kindergarten class. which, as you can imagine, she is now beginning to include in her repertoire of handwork skills here at home. and with a vengeance, i might add. all it took was a stash of rainbow wool yarn and she's been as busy as a bee...
after being created, these fingerweavings are then used for just about everything imaginable - think necklaces, bracelets, belts, leashes, crowns, bookmarks, gifts, etc. ahh, the true joy and beauty of handmade!
p.s. for anyone interested, here is a simple fingerweaving tutorial video that i just found online.