Over the last couple weeks, friends have been learning how to weave in the Studio! Children began by practicing on paper looms before putting their new skills to the test on the big classroom loom.
What is a loom?
Daniel: It looks like a guitar. Or a spider web.
Amaya: Is it a hula skirt?
Sylvie: It’s a stringy thing. It goes over, under, over, under.
Justin: Is it a web? It looks like your fingers are swinging through a vine!
Florentina: Is it a door?
Zuri: It’s a loom, I remember it from last year.
Ryler: It looks like part of an octopus.
Chrishelle: It looks like a belt.
Abdoulaye: It’s a guitar, or a cello.
Kofi: I know how it works. There are cuts in the paper and the paper zig zags through it. It looks like a chess board.
Children that had experience with the loom last year really stepped up as leaders and helped teach their new friends how to weave!
Phoenix: I remember this… it goes over, under, over, under, through.
Asiah: It’s soft and the yarn makes a pattern.
Logan: It goes “schwoop schwoop” through the yarn.