Thursday, January 05, 2012

Young Weavers

Here is the scarf my 4 year old granddaughter started weaving last Summer. About halfway she was when she went home last weekend and I promised to finish it for her. Though she was weaving ok, the concentration was very short. So it would have taken a long time for her to finish.
I finished it together with my grandson. I wanted the loom available again for him. Still have to do the finishing. I was able to show her this result on Skype tonight and she was very pleased. I'll try to finish it for her before Sunday when I'll see her again. She would be able to take it with her to school and show after the holiday. And of course use it with her new purple coat.

My 6 year old grandson is weaving his woollen scarf since this morning. It took me a bit longer to make the warp as I got a cold New Years Eve and did not feel like making a warp.
He is weaving fast, having done just under 90cm today. So, I think he will finish tomorrow as I made a short warp for just one scarf. I made it easy for him to use 2 colours in the warp for plain weave having one colour on shaft 1 and 3 and another on 2 and 4. When he finishes this one he wants to make another one with 3 colours in the warp. That would be a new challenge for him.
He is here until Sunday and will be here again the next weekend. If this scarf is finished before he goes home I'll make him a new warp for his next visit. We will have to go through my stash for him to make a choice of yarns. He's also made it known that he would like my dobby loom when I'm dead. ;-)
Hopefully a long way away but how about this? It pleases me that he likes the weaving for now and may be he'll stay interested. So much for him to learn. Planning a project, warping, threading etc. For the moment I'll do the warping and threading for him though.

I myself am ready for making a warp for my dobby loom. Still have to decide on yarns though. But I feel like weaving again.
I watched the Triple Play Class by Alice Schlein. Weavolution let's you view the workshop for a week after it took place. As I was unable to take part last week, due to a bad connection on my computer it was good to see it after all. Great fun. If you like designing for your dobby loom I would highly recommend the class when she does a repeat class.


  1. Ik moet dat weavolution toch maar eens wat meer in de gaten houden geloof ik. Leuk dat dat kleine spul ook graag weeft, de sjaal is snoezig. Ik ben trouwens ook heel benieuwd wat je gaat weven.

  2. Margreet, I one day hope to teach my girls to weave. Unfortunately they got away from home to college with one of them knitting and both of them sewing. I came to weaving too late in life to teach them while they were young. I enjoy reading about your grandchildrens' efforts!

  3. Oh what a wonderful grandmother you are, instilling the fiber arts so young. Kudos!