It’s never too early, (or too late!) for a child to start learning how to weave.
I bought my daughter her first loom when she was 6 weeks old. It was a little Spears loom #2 from England.
And, when my daughter and son were little, I had several looms set up for them to weave on, whenever they felt inspired to weave.
And, now, my grandson weaves with me:
He’s been sitting in my lap at the loom since he was born, and he really gets what weaving is all about.
He’s helping me weave his Grampa’s Saori shirt:
He’s two now, and he KNOWS about the shuttle!
He demanded the shuttle, and put it into the shed, and helped it across with his beautiful little chubby hands….
He LOVES the bobbin winder:
His grampa will certainly feel the love that has been woven into this shirt!
What do I recommend about teaching children to weave?
You don’t need a loom to start teaching a child to weave- cardboard looms and foam meat trays are great.
(I’ll post some patterns and instructions for them)
Child friendly looms are great- the Cricket is wonderful, as are a whole slew of small looms- ESPECIALLY,
the wonderful potholder loom!
BUT- I DO NOT recommend trying to teach a child to weave with loopers on the potholder loom.
Loops are actually rather challenging to work with.
Yarn is much more user friendly, and I have all kinds of YouTube videos to help you get children weaving.
When you click on my Potholder loom weaving page on my webiste: LINKIE
and scan down to the bottom of the page, you will find all kinds of YouTube links for my video tutorials.
I recommend the book: 1,2,3 Easy as Can Be Critters to weave on the potholder loom
and Weavagarumi for beginning weavers.
So, go ahead, and get those kidlets weaving!
It’ll be the gift that keeps on giving, as they will be embarking on a magnificent voyage of discovery that will last their lifetime!