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Impressive!!

26 Jun

The weaving today was incredibly impressive!!

Final finishing touches.

Final finishing touches.

This camper is putting the final finishing touches on her mat that she wove in just two days.IMG_2300

Here she is modeling it as a shawl :o)

6th grader weaving.

6th grader weaving.

Doesn’t this look fabulous?  She included pile weave and danish medallions in a pattern throughout.

6th grader weaving

6th grader weaving

A close up of her handiwork.

6th grader mat.

6th grader mat.

The final product!  Simply fantastic!

4th grade weaving

4th grade weaving

Another weaver chose the same stitches, pile weave and danish medallions, but with a very different look.  This is so fun and festive!

3rd grade weaving

3rd grade weaving

The start of more danish medallions!

5th grade weaving

5th grade weaving

This piece is just about ready to remove from the loom.  I can’t wait to see her finish!

Mid-Week Weaving Update

25 Jun

WOO-HOO!!  Today everyone finished their first project!

3rd grader scarf.

3rd grader scarf.

Our first finish of the day!

11th grader scarf.

11th grader scarf.

The second finish of the day!

All warped up and started on a new project.

All warped up and started on a new project.

Almost done.

Almost done.

Pile weave and danish medalions.

Pile weave and danish medallions.

New weaver experimenting with different weaving stitches.  The pile weave and some danish medallions are being done here.

Break time!

Break time!

5th grader danish medalions.

5th grader danish medallions.

3rd grader threading the heddles.

3rd grader threading the heddles.

This student is preparing her loom for her next project.

Hem stitching.

Hem stitching.

Putting on the finishing touches.

Putting on the finishing touches.

4th grader scarf.

4th grader scarf.

TAAA-DAA  That is such a beautiful scarf!!  So many lovely colors!

7th grader scarf.

7th grader scarf.

And another lovely, colorful scarf!!  By the end of camp tomorrow everyone will have started their next project.  Yeah!

Finishes and Starts

24 Jun

Take a look at the beautiful things our students are making!

Learning to hem stitch.

Learning to hem stitch.

A few campers finished their weaving this morning and started the finishing process.  Here this student is learning how to hem stitch.

6th grader working on her scarf.

6th grader working on her scarf.

This student completed all her finish work and then decided to sew her scarf in half to turn it into a skinny scarf.

6th grader scarf.

6th grader scarf.

Isn’t this scarf lovely?!

6th grader measuring warp.

6th grader measuring warp.

The same student immediately wanted to start her next project.  She picked her warp and started measuring it out.

5th grader hem stitching her scarf.

5th grader hem stitching her scarf.

Another student finished all her weaving and started the hem stitching.

3rd grader hem stitching her scarf.

3rd grader hem stitching her scarf.

More hem stitching.  These students should be so proud of themselves!

Camper taking her break with our new little chicks.

Camper taking her break with our new little chicks.

Of course we had break time and our new baby chicks were enjoying some play time.

6th grader threading her heddles.

6th grader threading her heddles.

Back to work and the measuring of the warp was finished, then it was wound onto the back beam. Now it is time to thread the heddle.

Beautiful weaving!

Beautiful weaving!

This scarf is just about done!!  Tomorrow the weaving will be completed and the finish work will start.

Winding up her yarn.

Winding up her yarn.

After break, we took our dyed yarn and started winding it into balls.

Hand dyed yarn.

Hand dyed yarn.

This is what it looks like after it has been dyed but before we wind it.

Hand dyed yarn.

Hand dyed yarn.

Hand dyed yarn.

Hand dyed yarn.

Hand dyed yarn.

Hand dyed yarn.

Hand dyed yarn.

Hand dyed yarn.

Don’t you just love how different each one turned out?

5th grader Beautiful scarf finish.

5th grader Beautiful scarf finish.

5th grader starting to warp her 2nd project.

5th grader starting to warp her 2nd project.

After finishing the scarf, it was time to start a new project.  So it was time to learn how to measure warp.

New warp finished.

New warp finished.

The first warp is all tied on and the waste yarn has been woven.  New weft yarn has been chosen and the real weaving will begin tomorrow.  Can’t wait to see what these campers will be up to tomorrow morning.

First Day of Weaving Camp!

23 Jun

I always love the first day of a camp where students meet each other and they begin learning a new fun skill!!  None of the campers (except for one) had ever done any weaving before today.

Starting the weaving process with waste yarn.

Starting the weaving process with waste yarn.

But they all took to it very quickly.  In this picture, you see two of the students weaving with waste yarn.  We always start a project with waste yarn and soon move into the more fun and colorful yarns.

Having fun!

Having fun!

All of the campers got quite far on their scarves today.

Yarn dyeing.

Yarn dyeing.

After break time today, we learned how to dye yarn.  They had all different colors to choose from and it will be so fun to see what their yarn looks like when it is dry.

Starting to dye yarn.

Starting to dye yarn.

Applying the dye to the yarn.

Applying the dye to the yarn.

Don’t you just love those stylish aprons?!!  They have to wear aprons because the dye will stain clothing.  I made these out of trash bags :o)

3rd grader weaving.

3rd grader weaving.

Look at that bright, yummy yarn!  I really like the contrast with the dark colored warp.

6th grader finishing her scarf.

6th grader finishing her scarf.

One of our students finished weaving her scarf today.  Woo Hoo!!  She hem stitched and finished the other end and now she just needs to finish up this end.  Tomorrow she will learn to warp and also learn some specialty stitches along with some beading if she wishes.

Weaving Camp is here!

22 Jun

We are ready for our weaving camp that starts tomorrow!!  Our studio has had a change from…

Sewing Camp Set Up

Sewing Camp Set Up

Sewing Camp to…

Weaving Camp Set Up.

Weaving Camp Set Up.

Weaving Camp!IMG_2228

Each loom had to be warped in preparation for our students tomorrow, but I had a lot of help!  Two of my daughters helped to measure warp,IMG_2229

and thread the looms.  I tied the warps onto the front apron rod.  It’s great to have help :o)IMG_2244

All of the looms are warped in this black yarn.IMG_2245

And these are the yummy, bright colors that we will be using as our weft.  I can’t wait to see which colors each student will choose.IMG_2246

Lots and lots of bright solids and variegated yarns.IMG_2247

Something for everyone!

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SUMMER 2014 CAMP SCHEDULE IS HERE!

20 Jan

2014 Summer Camp Sechedule

Last Day of Weaving Camp

2 Aug

Well…today was our last day of Weaving Camp.  We had such fun finishing up our projects!

6th grade bag back.

6th grade bag back.

6th grade front of bag.

6th grade front of bag.

Most of the campers turned their pieces of woven fabrics into bags.

6th grade weaving.

6th grade weaving.

Though I did not get a picture of the finished bag, this fabric is very lovely.

2nd grade weaving.

2nd grade weaving.

This camper decided to leave her weaving as a blanket for her yarn octopus she created in an earlier Let’s Go Crafting camp this summer.

3rd grade weaving.

3rd grade weaving.

5th grade weaving.

5th grade weaving.

You can clearly see the Loop Stitch, Beaded Danish Medallions, and Leno Stitch on this piece of weaving.  Isn’t it so pretty?!

6th grade woven bag.

6th grade woven bag.

 

6th grade weaving.

6th grade weaving.

 

Proud campers with their weavings!

Proud campers with their weavings!

We had a great time this week and I am sorry we are finished!!  It would be great just to keep creating and creating and creating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOW!

1 Aug
2nd grader warping.

2nd grader warping.

Our last camper is warped on her new project and has started weaving.

2nd grade weaving.

2nd grade weaving.

Here she has done her even weave and is learning the loop stitch.

6th grade weaving.

6th grade weaving.

More loop stitch.

Loop stitch.

Loop stitch.

The first stitch we showed the campers (after evenweave) is the loop stitch.  It adds interest and texture and the campers loved it.

3rd grade weaving.

3rd grade weaving.

After the loop stitch, we learned how to do Danish Medallions.  As you can see this camper wanted to add beads to her medallions – what a great effect!

6th grade weaving.

6th grade weaving.

More Danish Medallions with beads.  This camper chose to use her yarn that she dyed earlier this week.  I think it adds such great contrast.

6th grade weaving.

6th grade weaving.

This camper finished her piece.  The new stitch you see is the Leno stitch.  I think it looks a lot like lace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Weaving Continues!

31 Jul

Today was a day of finishes.  All scarves were finished and most of the campers learned how to warp their own looms.  Oh, Yeah!!

5th grader cutting off her scarf.

5th grader cutting off her scarf.

There was lots of nerve racking cutting of the warp this morning in camp.

2nd grader cutting the warp.

2nd grader cutting the warp.

Of course, when there is cutting of warp, there is the finishing of a project.

5th grade woven scarf.

5th grade woven scarf.

6th grade woven scarf.

6th grade woven scarf.

 

6th grade woven scarf.

6th grade woven scarf.

 

6th grade woven scarf.

6th grade woven scarf.

 

Warping new projects.

Warping new projects.

Once a project is finished, it is completely necessary to begin a new one!

More warping.

More warping.

All but one of the campers at least started warping their looms today in order to start the next project.

3rd grade scarf.

3rd grade scarf.

 

2nd grade scarf.

2nd grade scarf.

Such lovely scarves have been created and all the campers were so happy with them!

 

 

 

 

 

Scarves Already!

30 Jul

I simply cannot believe it!  These campers are so fun!  We have one totally completed scarf and several in the final stages.

6th grader with her finished weaving.

6th grader with her finished weaving.

This camper was so glad when she finished her warp!

Hem Stitch.

Hem Stitch.

After the weaving is finished , there are several other steps before you actually have a finished project.  The first of these steps is the hem stitch.  This stitch adds a very nice finishing touch to your woven piece.

Knotting the fringe.

Knotting the fringe.

Once the hem stitching is done on both ends, then the knotting of the fringe can begin.IMG_0332The last piece is to cut the fringe even.  For this project, we cut the fringe at 5 inches.  Isn’t that a lovely scarf?!

6th grader Cutting the warp.

6th grader cutting the warp.

Another scarf being cut off a loom.

6th grader cutting her warp.

6th grader cutting her warp.

And another…IMG_0335And another.  The others are not far behind.  I envision some warping ahead of these new weavers!

 

 

 

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