Students build their own wooden heddles to use as
backstrap looms in order
to weave a sash, headband, or strap. We learn
about warp and weft-faced
weaves, weaving styles and implements, and how
to spin wool on a dropspindle.
Why do children love spinning and weaving?
Because it’s fun, easy,
creative, and quiet. It encourages concentration
Students discover the importance of spinning and
weaving as two of the
most ancient crafts known to humankind. The
visual and tactile pleasure
of working with fibers brings the study of history and
culture to life.
Instructor: Karen Watkins