Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Weaving Towards Spring.
Another sunny cold day - and a BLUE sky! A few bright days in a row and we seem to have more energy and focus and are getting back into our rhythm of things. Every year as March grows nearer I feel that optimism creep in, and even though I know that the cold and snow are far from over, that sense of spring coming sparks energy and promise.
Today A tried out a new project he picked out. He learned how to weave with a hand loom. It was fun. I threaded the base, but then he did the over/under/over/under of the needle and pulled, tightened and lined up the yarn for each round. He was very focused and interested in it. Of course he wanted to finish it quickly (he wants to make a case for his pencils), but some things take more time.
The sunshine in the front windows was calling, so he found a place to stop and says he will return to do more again tomorrow!
If you are interested in reading more about weaving with kids, this is a great book: Kids Weaving: Projects for Kids of All Ages by Sarah Swett.