Monday, February 25, 2013

The Weaver

Last year, a retired friend donated her children's old toys to my classroom.  Among the items was a loom - really cool, but not exactly a preschool level toy.  I took the loom to my mom, thinking she'd find a use for it someday.

Katherine came home from school last week and mentioned that they were weaving in art class, using yarn and bits of cardboard for looms.  So Granny dug out the cool kids' loom, strung it with warp threads, and turned Kate loose in her yarn stash.  Katherine has been weaving ever since.
She understands the whole process.  How to thread yarn on to the spindle.  How to shift the warp threads.  How to change colors.  How to tie off the finished piece.
And she's really quite good!  Her weaving is tight and even and her color choices go well together.
Granny helped her make more little cardboard looms for the trip West last week and Kate made coaster sized weavings.  Grandma donated all the leftover odds and ends of yarn from her knitting projects.  Katherine was thrilled!
Kate has mastered another "old fashioned" skill and she couldn't be happier!


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