Weaving with my grandson

The apple does not fall far from the tree. My daughter has been teaching workshops this week.  (ahem… like mother, like daughter… yay!)

Yesterday, she taught 15 children how to weave- can you hear the happy dance I am doing? and can you feel the waves of delight pouring out of me?  😀

(Two of the little girls are so excited about weaving and so in love with it, that they are asking their moms to buy them looms!)


While Chloë has been teaching other munchkins, I have been having a blissful time with her son…. and guess what we have been doing?

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

Yup. I’ve been weaving with my grandbaby.

I figure that it is never too early to start children weaving. When our kids were little, I had looms warped for them and set up so that they could weave whenever they wanted. And, weave they did.

And, even though my son weaves his art through film making nowadays, my daughter is still a weaver…. and now we have the next generation merrily enjoying time at the loom….

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

He’s helping me to weave some narrow warp face bands on my Saori floor loom. The bands will be embellishments for some other pieces that I am working on.

And, whenever I look at them, I will have such happy memories of weaving at the loom with our wee boy.

Pure delight!



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21 responses to “Weaving with my grandson

  1. Evelyn Oldroyd

    Lucky little guy!


  2. Thank you so much, Evelyn!


  3. Jim

    Lovely post you two

    Love ya


  4. Karen

    I knew he was a talented little guy.


  5. Hi Karen
    Isn’t he, though? Such a sweetie! 🙂


  6. Alice

    He’s a lucky Grand Baby to have a Grammie to love and teach him weaving .


  7. Thanks so much, Alice! And I am a very blessed Grandmamma! 🙂


  8. Charlotte

    So, so cute, and precious, both of you!


  9. Thank you so much, Charlotte!!! He is just sooooooooooo adorable- he makes my heart sing! What a gift!!! He knows that he is completely adored.


  10. Aleksa

    What delightful photos, and how wonderful you would include your grandbaby in your weaving!


  11. Hi Aleksa
    He is getting the same training up as his Mamma and Uncle did… LOL! And his Mamma has him right with her as she sews and works on her art, too… so he’s serving the same artsy apprenticeship that she did. She says: ‘Start ’em young!’
    Yep! It works great! 😀


  12. How wonderful! Great to hear about Chloe and passing on her love of weaving to so many children. Yay! a new generation of weavers 🙂

    And I LOVE the photos of you weaving with your delightful grandbaby.


  13. Thank you so much, Terri! Yes, I am just so thrilled that Chloe is inspiring a whole new generation of weavers, and I am also delighting in introducing weaving to her bambini while she teaches weaving! 😀


  14. It’s never too early… 🙂


  15. That’s adorable, Noreen. He’s one lucky baby to have such a close-knit family. Pun intended.


  16. Isn’t it fun?! When my Little One was tiny, she sat on my lap while I stitched…then she started taking stitches in my work while I was not looking…she had her own stitching caddy before she was 4…and started designing her own pieces around 8…She’s an expert stitcher and crafter on her own these days…and she’s only 18…I can’t even imagine creative she will grow!

    I’m glad to see you are enjoying that grandbaby so much!


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  18. Hi Cyndi
    Or too late- LOL…. I am constantly learning new and exciting things about weaving!


  19. Hi Eileen
    We are indeed a close knit family, and it is the source of great happiness to us!!!
    He’s such a precious little guy- it’s such joy to watch him growing! (and to share in it!)


  20. Hi June
    It is thrilling to see our daughters (and sons, and for me, now my grandson) flourishing in their art and craft and to know that they are part of a lineage!
    This is the best of life, isn’t it? Delicious, positively delicious!


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