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1 Check out these different types of weavers.

2 Weaving

3 Weaving is an ancient craft that humans developed to meet the basic needs of clothing and shelter. Recent investigations have uncovered evidence of weaving in Europe as early as 27,000 years ago. The craft developed into an art form that has flourished in every culture around the world. Weaving is truly one of the “common threads” of human kind.


5 Peru – South America

6 The artistic quality of Peruvian Andes textiles has been a source of awe for centuries. Intricate patterns and vibrant natural colors have made the piece collector’s items since the time of the Spanish conquistadors of the 15 th century. In the days of the Incas, the status of a person was obvious by the weave of the clothes he wore. The tighter the weave and more complicated the pattern, the longer it took to make and the greater the pride of the wearer.

7 Maya - Guatemala

8 In Guatemala, weavers create complex, bright-colored blankets and clothing, including shirts called huipiles (whee peels), belts they sometimes wrap around their heads like turbans and skirts.

9 Ghana – Kente Cloth

10 The most well- known type of West African cloth is probably “kente” cloth. It is woven by Ashanti of Ghana. (highly prestigious silk cloth, made exclusively for the king and his court)


12 Colonial Weaving

13 Weaving was not allowed by the British in Colonial America. Colonist were supposed to send unfinished goods like cotton and flax to Britain and buy finished cloth back from England. Nonetheless, many people wove cloth in Colonial America

14 Navajo

15 The Navajo are known for weaving beautiful wool rugs, blankets, and tapestries. Traditional, these rugs feature symbolic geometric shapes.

16 Chilkat – Northwest Coast Indians

17 Chilkat blankets were traditionally woven by the Tlingit Indians out of mountain goat hair and cedar bark. They were five-sided, deeply fringed and were worn as capes during important ceremonies. The Chilkat blanket-weaving tradition largely died out a hundred years ago, and the antique ones now cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.


19 Gunta Stolzi

20 Anni Albers

21 “Spaghetti” by Courtney Puckett

22 Jeanne Steiner

23 You can start with PAPER WEAVING

24 Weaving Projects

25 Kind of Looms Floor Loom Table Loom Tapestry Loom Inkle Loom frame work or machine for interweaving yarns into fabric

26 Circular Loom

27 Kid Friendly Looms Lap Loom Peg Loom Pot Loom Cardboard box Loom

28 Pot holder

29 Cardboard Loom Lesson Plans

30 Soda Straw Weaving

31 Popsicle Stick Loom

32 Finger weaving

33 Friendship Bracelet

34 Burlap Weaving (“Un-weaving”)

35 Common expressions origins in WEAVING Shuttle – is a tool that carries the weft back and forth across the warp and a space shuttle goes back and forth from space. At loose ends – is unfocused and confused and it comes from loose warp ends and a problems they present to the weaver. New lease on life – means getting a fresh start and it derived from a warp lease that is used to separate warp ends to keep them organized.


37 Warp – lengthwise threads on the loom Weft – the crosswise yarn of a fabric (also called “woof”)

38 Shuttles Stick Shuttle Rag and Rug Shuttles Ski Shuttles a device which holds the weft thread during the weaving process

39 Beater used to push woven thread into place

40 Weaving Vocabulary Shed – the opening created when alternate warp threads are raised and lowered Tabby – a simple weave where the weft alternates over one and under one warp end Weaving – to make a fabric by interlacing warp and weft threads







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