Thursday, March 22, 2012

Quick and Easy Sushi Mat

I like sushi.  Fish, no fish, I like it.

A restaurant in town now has a sushi bar on Thursdays.  They make yummy sushi.  Having it brought back memories of growing up when  Dad would occasionally stop by a sushi take-out on his way home from work.  Delicious!

But, restaurants aren't cheap and I'm not super fond of having to go out to eat. 

So,  I found a grocery store (on my route home from Indy!) that stocks sushi rice and nori and purchased them.  However, I didn't have a bamboo mat to roll the sushi on.

Enter the empty rigid heddle loom.  Do you know how long it takes to dress the loom with six threads.  Yup.  About that long--a tiny bit longer if you have to do it twice because you over tensioned it and broke the first set of warp threads!  Still, it only took moments to warp the loom and weave in ~10" of bamboo skewers.  Add some knots at the ends and voila!  One sushi rolling mat--and it's a finished project to boot!

Now if you'll excuse me, it's time to eat my lunch!


Michigan Madsens said...

Very cool.

Michigan Madsens said...

Very cool. That's a great idea.