Friday, 16 May 2008

Weaving


I went into my 6 year old sons class today to do some weaving with them.


One of their topics is Plants and Animals so I took in some fleece, a drop spindle, knitting, felt and a woven piece of cloth and we talked about fabrics and what they are made from.


Their teacher and I had already prepared the paper plates with the warp thread and then the children choose different fabrics to weave with.


I was surprised at how conservative their choices were at first. I expected them to go straight for the cut up t-shirts and plastic bags but most of them went for the thinnest wool and it took a while for them to try weaving with the more unusual fabrics.


The result are fantastic, some aren't finished but the children are all keen to take them home and finish them off over the weekend.

A pdf of instructions of how to thread up the paper plate and finish the project off are here.

26 comments:

Karyn said...

Those are really cool! What a great project for kids to do. And a sneaky way for you to get them into crafts at an early age. :-)

dottycookie said...

Excellent stuff - we've just had a go, with some dodgy fun fur wool in lurid colours. It turns out my 5 year old is a natural, and the 3 year old just likes playing with the wool!

Clare said...

They are so cool you and the kids should be proud of them.

Esoteric Knitter said...

What a great project. Those turned out really awesome!

Alex said...

Great that the boys enjoyed it too!

breno said...

Made me think something to try at Nursing Home. Appears simple. Now to find a needle for old hands.Credit card?

Annie said...

This project is FANTASTIC. I might just have to use it with my kids at school. Thanks for sharing.

silverpebble said...

Ooh, lovely paper plate weaving. Children's craft is so beautiful sometimes! Might try a bit of that with my little girl...

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I had a read over your older posts and laughed when I read aboutyou didn't know what a journal was- I have just started one just last week- I didn't know either!!! LOL! I kept hearing about "art journals" and wondered what they were. I did a search on Amazon to find out.

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what a beuatiful idea... I like it and shall try.. But how do you begin?

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