Wednesday, April 6, 2011
3RD GRADE: NAVAJOWEAVING
After watching a video about Master Navajo weavers from Southwestern USA, students were eager to begin weaving with yarn.
To start weaving on their loom, students had to first add their warp yarns. These yarns run from top to bottom.
After they got the hang of the basics, I showed them how to add beads, tie on loops and use other materials such as ribbon and raffia to weave.
When they were finished with their weaving they learned to take the weaving off the loom by cutting and tying, 2 at a time, the warp strings at the bottom.
The loops at the top of the weaving can simply be slipped off of the notches. Students could trim their long weft yarns if desired or add beads to the fringes!