I find it addicting, fooling around with colour, pattern and texture. This is, of course, why I love rug hooking. But making these headbands from sweater pieces is also a perfect exercise. I set myself a challenge to make as many headbands as I could in a day, using only what I had on hand. I made headbands a few years ago, backing them with fleece–but I had no fleece in my cupboard. So…I decided to back them with pieces of black cashmere from a lovely old cardigan. Sometimes scarcity produces the best results. These are super cozy and much warmer than those made with synthetic fleece. The little label that you can see peeking out is one of my vintage handwoven ribbon labels embroidered with a little bird. Perfect.