I spent the afternoon teaching part of the Boy Scout Textile Merit Badge to my niece and nephews. They learned the very basics of weaving (warp, weft, loom, heddle, and spindle). We made our very own simple looms out of shoebox lids and acrylic yarn. It was lots of fun.
Here are the boys with their woven wall hangings... which might end up being bookmarks.
Gracie did a great job with her weaving, too.
Basically, we did this. Watch this video for a tutorial of how to do your own primary weaving.
I highly recommend doing with with your Scouts or kids. We spent about one-and-a-half to two hours from start to finish - making the loom, setting things up, weaving, finishing, and tying the fringe.
C shows off his weaving with his knitting (from my last visit).
P shows off his weaving and knitting.
Gracie shows off her weaving and knitting.
It was a wonderful fiber-filled afternoon! There will be even more fun to report tomorrow!