STILL IN EDIT
SOME FINISHED PIECES
Her first piece of woven cloth!
Ms. Addison C was one of the first people to finish. Well woven, tied off, and done!
It might be small, but Jaxson did a pretty good job here.
Ms. Addison in 3rd did a great job here on her first woven piece.
I’ve taught weaving for quite some time. Besides begin a nice activity for some, it adds to vocabulary with such words as loom, warp, weft, alternate, etc. It also gives me a chance to bring up the industrial revolution and point out that before machines all cloth was made by hand.
It starts with just wrapping string around a piece of cardboard. The students have to measure every half inch to get the spacing right. This is called the warp of the loom.
Then it simply a matter of weaving a string over and under the warp, this is called the weft.
Looks like someone just getting started.
Here is someone cutting notches into a piece of cardboard to make a simple loom.
Pretty reasonable progress for just 2 days!
He’s really steaming along!
It definitely a group activity.
I believe this is 3rd grade. This is the first time I’ve done weaving with all the third grades, going fine so far.
An almost finished piece
This is what the process looks like, students hunched over pieces of cardboard, string and yarn everywhere.
Nice peice, just about ready to remove from loom.
She did a great job here tyeing off and finishing the weaving.