Visual Artist Jane Groves with Ms Martins 1st class
Session 11 … After all the collaborative work , Ms Martin suggested that the children would like to work individually on a fabric and fibre project, they had told us how much they had enjoyed making the felt and that they loved texture and colour, so we decided to use the last sessions to experiment with weaving. I made some looms from cardboard and wire for everyone and collated a selection of ‘threads’ using a variety of reuse materials such as ‘Avoca’ off cuts , plastic bags, packaging, off cut cardboard etc. We talked about the warp and weft and the use of a shuttle and I explained that weaving could be compacted to create a dense fabric.
We realised that not everyone in the classroom was happy tying Knots, so some people had a little practice first!
simple skills can be overlooked but are really important!
The children helped cut the fabrics and wove them into their looms