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More little looms from recycled stuff part 2

If you are teaching a child to weave, or just want an impromptu, no cost small loom for sampling yarns and colorways,  this little loom is very handy.

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The project on the foam food tray loom is a bookmark, but you can weave amulet bags,  rug mugs, small dolls and toys,  doll house rugs or squares that you stitch together to make larger projects.

It’s great for traveling, as it’s light, and if you use a plastic darning needle for weaving, it’s fine to take through airport security.

Yesterday, I posted part one of the recycled and upcycled looms: Here’s the link:  PART ONE

I think that one of the most accessible looms for beginning weavers is the  weaving stick loom.

I am doing a lot of designing for it – here’s my post about the mermaid to weave on the stick weaving loom: LINK

Happy Weaving!!!!

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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!)

HURRAH!

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

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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….

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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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