Weaving frenzy

October 17, 2008

“Spring is coming, spring is coming, birdies build your nests,

weave together straw and feather doing each your best…”

Alot of weaving has been going on here under the nimble fingers of the six year old.  First came copious amounts of fingerknitting, then came round weaving of the fingerknitting on a cardboard circle, and finally the adding of a felt body and stuffing, …meet rainbow turtle.  His creation from beginning to end, I am so proud!!


More weaving has followed, this time with straight wool on a loom, I can’t wait to see what his imagination will bring forth this time. 

Meanwhile the three year old is loving unravelling balls of wool around the house and I can’t wait until he learns to wind them up again!!


8 Responses to “Weaving frenzy”

  1. sarah Says:

    My girls used to sing that little spring song! The turtle is very sweet!

  2. Anne Says:

    Very cute! 🙂

  3. patience Says:

    Wonderful 🙂 Actually you may be able to help us. Rose has been weaving on a little loom but doesn’t know how to tie it off. Can you advise us?

  4. myartemismoon Says:

    Thankyou! All your comments always leave me with a smile!
    Patience, it depends how the loom is strung, and how much weaving you do (filling the frame or just a portion). Usually if the frame is filled and the original stringing was tied off to itself, you can just lift it off and adjust it a little to fill out to the very ends. If you are just weaving a portion, you can cut and tie off each pair of main threads along the edge of your weaving and leave them as tassles, or draw them back into the weaving with a sewing needle.
    Happy Weaving!

  5. underthebigbluesky Says:

    I think I’m getting my oldest a loom like this for the holiday.

    How adorable!

    Sometimes the kids come up with stuff I would never imagine.

  6. Gypsy Says:

    So beautiful … I can’t wait to get into some of this stuff!

  7. Very nice wool work. I love the rainbow turtle. Nice

  8. Linda Says:

    Your turtle is lovely!



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