Tuesday, January 26, 2016

5th Grade Loose Weavings




Loose Weaving is a very successful and fun one day project for 4th or 5th graders who have experience weaving.  You can weave with any paper, I chose to use up some of my painting mats and some painted paper I used for a past project. 

Everyone approaches this project differently, this is how I teach it...  Start with a horizontal and vertical strip perpendicular, with the horizontal strip on top. (I do teach warp and weft, but too confusing to use those terms for this weaving lesson).


Next, add two more vertical strips, both on top of the horizontal.


Next, Add a horizontal strip on top and bottom of the original horizontal strip by simply lifting the center vertical and sliding it in snug.  Once students get this far, the strips are starting to hold themselves together.  Then they continue with no trouble, following the rules of weaving... over, under, over, under.... and under, over, under, over! Have fun!













6 comments:

  1. I nev r taught weaving that way, and I don't know why not! They look super!

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    1. Thanks! They are fun! Takes no time at all, the kids love a quick project in between a couple longer ones.

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  3. Beautiful! A practical question... What type of bottles do you have your glue in?

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    1. I fill tie-dye bottles with glue...I HATE glue bottles! LOL! I cut the tips fairly wide, they almost never get clogged. The kids do well, they have learned how to use them, I use old Crayola marker caps on top. I have a couple super large bottles I use for my self. They are a dream!

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