Basket Weaving Twining

FIBERS & FINGERS

How many threads are you wearing? Where do they come from, and how do they stick together?  Follow the process from raw cotton to cloth and from sheep to sweater, and learn about the oldest methods known to humans for staying warm and cool. The study of creating cloth is the ultimate in integrated learning and Science-Tech-Engineering-Art-Math.  Depending on the activity, most of these are best for age 6 and older.

 

PICTURED:

Basket Weaving

Armband Weaving

Cardboard Weaving

Finger Knitting

Rope Plaiting

Resist Dyeing
Circular Knitting

Huichol Tsikuli (God's Eyes)
Back Strap Weaving (demo)


BUILD A SERIES WITH:
Black American Quilts

Inca: Llamas & Loom

Native California: Miwok & Ohlone

Let's Dye

Papermaking Intensive

Silkworms to Kimono

Southern China

Southwest Native America

Weaving Around the World

West Africa