I'm wrapping up my knitting season and subsequently have a large basket of yarn remnants. I've been interested to learn to weave for about a year when I saw some beautiful woven wall hangings at a shop in Moss Landing called, Driftwood. Sadly, it has taken me a whole year to find the time to cross this one off the old to-do list. I was excited that Bijou was a willing participant and equally enjoyed the process, with a little bit of help. To get started, we watched a couple of YouTube videos and read this wonderful tutorial from my friend Heather on Playful Learning.
I did find it helpful to alternate colors of string on your loom to help with the weaving process. It's fun to play around with different designs and luckily, it's much easier to fix a mistake weaving than when you are knitting something. This project would be suitable for grades first and up. Eero (age 3) also wanted to participate so I gave him a ball of yarn and two needles and he went to town stabbing at the yarn and making a big mess but in his mind, he was totally knitting a new hat. Although, he doesn't call it knitting he says, "Mommy, I want to yarn."