Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Art of Weaving

weaving wool
Weaving is a craft I remember doing as a child using ribbons, construction paper, and wool. My daughter started enjoying weaving about four years ago when she did an activity at Michaels, and when she made the scarf using the Weaved Threadz kit. From a young age, my daughter has weaved using wool, yarn, thread, and once on vacation we used leaves from a coconut tree. We find weaving to be a relaxing meditative craft that is fun and the end results are rewarding.

weaving coconut tree
We had the opportunity to see the weaving looms in action at the Ontario Science Centre and at Black Creek pioneer village. Having had the opportunity to use a smaller version of a weaving machine, and seeing how a loom is used to make vibrant, colourful rugs with intricate designs, and the encouragement from the book, Little Loom Weaving by Andreia Gomes we are looking forward to make our own loom and try more weaving this summer. This book will be a good starting point for beginners and advanced weavers as they can use the ideas.
weaving black creek pioneer village
The book explains the tool types, fiber of the process, basic techniques, creating shapes, textures, and how to projects from wall hangings, pillows, to wearable objects. 
learning weaving
Weaving is taking its place among other fiber arts like sewing and crocheting among crafters from all ages seeking to make something trendy yet timeless.

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18 comments:

  1. This is super neat! Saving it for later, would love to try with the kiddos!

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  2. Weaving isn't something I have ever done, but your results are great
    jan

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  3. I remember doing this in school and it was so much fun weaving our own bookmarks.

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  4. We thought weaving was out of style! We were wrong, perhaps we will give it a try.

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  5. I remember doing some weaver when I was a teen, it was fun and relaxing too. I've also been to see a weaver in action, amazing how quick they are, comes with practice I suppose. :-)

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  6. Looks fun and so many projects to make once you get the hang of it!!

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  7. I want to try.

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  8. I'd love to learn how to weave wall hangings and rugs from scrap material.

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  9. I have always wanted to try weaving.

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  10. I loved weaving as a little girl. The coolest thing I made was a basket.

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  11. Oh wow, these possibilities are exciting!

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  12. I remember doing that many years ago in school. Love the look of the banana leaf weaving!

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  13. Weaving looks so fun and cool

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  14. Interesting to learn more about this. I didn't know a lot about weaving.

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  15. I've always loved weaving, since I was about 10. One of my daughters is now 10, I should introduce her to it and see if she loves it too - I think she would!

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  16. What a beautiful arts & crafts activity! So many nice designs.

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