At yesterdays meeting of Notts and District Guild of Handspinners, Weavers and Dyers we had a workshop by Linda Rudkin on flower pounding.
Flower pounding involves hitting flowers with a hammer ( ok not quite that simple ) and I would recommend that you look at the gallery on Lindas site to see how effective this is. Admittedly, it didn't really grab me, maybe a bit too realistic but everyone had great fun and there were even ear plugs available :-)
not my fingers, art work in progress
Sally bought in some Textiles collected on her recent trip to Ghana
and busyed herself learning how to set up a loom to weave a scarf.
looks fascinating but this is one hobby I definitely do not have enough room for!!!