Starting to Weave
Second graders started to work on weaving this fall, which was new to many of them. We did a simple clock weaving to start off around a cardboard circle made from cereal boxes. This proved to be a challenge but I tried to make it as simple as possible. They made a small bracelet or keychain.
The second weaving was a painted circular loom and we learned about warp and weft as well as American Indian artists such as Maggie Thompson, working in a contemporary vein, as well as traditional Minnesota Ojibwe weavers and weaving.