I thought I'd better break up the posts about weaving camp into two days...we are having so much fun and the weavings are turning out beautifully!
First a sneak peek at the roof I warped the other day.
I'm just in love with how this is working out! Better than I could have possibly imagined. We begin every day with a nature walk and gather branches and leaves and seed pods and race back to the backyard and weave them into our new roof. It's great practice for those little fingers.
Day one we worked with paper. This was a great way to get started with understanding the weaving process. I have a very diverse age group with 3, 5 and 6 year-old children (plus my 9 year-old son/helper). I wanted the first project to be basic enough for the very little ones, while holding the interest of the older kids. This was a great project that met every ones needs.
Day two we made weavings of strips of fabric. My idea was to warp an embroidery hoop that once was woven, could be displayed on a wall. For the younger kids, I used less string for the warp. One of my very decisive girls (who really knows what she wants and has quite a vision about it) wanted her weaving to be a doll quilt, or rug. So we cut it off the hoop and tied all the ends. Suddenly at pick up time, everyone wanted to free theirs from the hoop, so we did.
There is nothing quite like the imagination of a child.