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Little people time

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It’s little people time again.

Little people aren’t worried about how they are weaving or even what they are doing at first.  Just using a beater to create a cardboard stiff structure of cloth is fun.  Here my one year old granddaughter can’t reach the weaving pedals on the smallest setting of the Saori Piccolo but she can get up into the seat and have a go at something.  I so wish I had these looms when my daughters were little. They might have even grown up to be interested in weaving.

When my daughters were young we did frame loom weaving and lots of inkle loom weaving but a floor loom with dimensions suited to a small growing body weren’t around.  I find a 4 or 5 year old can weave independently on these and by the time they are 7 years they are really knowing what to do and choosing design and colours.  Sometimes attention span is short but that’s ok too. Here is my niece weaving in 2008.

By 11 to 15 years they are capable of just about everything, although more application or interest will be needed for learning drafts and structure. But colour and fun is always there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Heather Walters #

    What a wonderful pic Kaz! It is always delightful to see the confidence with which most children approach the loom and throw themselves into exploring and free creation.

    April 17, 2017

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