I learned Norse Wire Weaving in half an hour from a friend at an SCA event. This is a good "reminder" for me, and she shows how to make a hook-and-loop closure for your project (which I hadn't learned before).
How to Make Your Own Kick Spindle Spinning Wheel For Spinning Fiber into Yarn by Helene Jacobs www.HeleneJacobs.com Start spinning the easy way by Making Your Own Kick Spindle Spinning Wheel using readily available parts and common tools! Some of the designs in the book are adapted from medieval and 19th century examples and artwork. Once you have made your own customized Kick Spindle Spinning Wheel, you can create your own beautiful yarns for knitting, weaving or crochet.
Spanish Pillow Provenance: 13th century (1275?), Monastery of Las Huelgas near Burgos, Spain? Fiber: silk (wool per Gomez but apparently wrong) Colors: red, cream, gray Gauge: 20 stitches per inch? (Dar Anahita?) Size: 28cm Technique: Description and Notes: Spain was controlled by the Muslim Moors and some pieces of 13th century Spanish knitting have clear Muslim influence Source: Medieval Silkwork Blog - http://m-silkwork.blogspot.com/