Monthly Archives: July 2013

A very young weaver

On Saturday, I’ll have my booth at the Mercer Collective in Edmonton AB.

I am going to be demonstrating weaving in my booth, and I decided that the 6 foot configuration of my Dewberry Ridge Triangle loom will be perfect for this.

I had it set up to the 3 foot size, so changes were necessary.

Our 3 year old grandson was over at our house for his weekly playdate, so I asked him if he’d like to help me take the loom apart and put it back together again.

Oh, YES!!!

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I showed him where the allen wrench goes, and that was it…. he ~got it~ instantly!

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His mechanical abilities are exceptional…. I know, I know…. proud granny and all that…. but still… he is only 3!

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And, thanks to Gary McFarland’s brilliant engineering (he and his wife, Donna, are Dewberry Ridge Looms) my grandson and I quickly and easily had the 6 foot size tri loom assembled.

Here’s the link for Dewberry Ridge Looms: LINK

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I am also going to be taking my Structo loom with me- kids love to weave on it, and I often take it to shows so I can introduce children to the joy of weaving 🙂

Our little guy has been weaving since he was a baby, (I blogged about it when he was 6 months old…. see this post: LINK ) so he’s a pro with the Structo:

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I love watching him weave…. his focus and knowing-ness are so neat!

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When his mamma and uncle were children, I always kept a loom warped up, just for them.

I wish that I had had the Structo then…. they would have loved it!

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Sharing the joy of weaving is so delicious!!!!! 😀


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