I am feeling pretty dang proud of myself today. I have been wanting to make a loom for months. A teacher friend once showed me one she had used with her preschoolers and I was totally intrigued. I did some research on line, watched some vids, and knew the time would come. Well, sure enough, I noticed a pile of trash, including an oversized picture frame, on my block yesterday. I walked over in the billion degree heat and snagged it. It still had the hooks to hold in the glass. Ev suggested I leave in the hooks and add screws in between for more weaving. Perfecto! He watched the vids with me, which came in handy, because Evan has a bionic memory and there were some tips I had forgotten. Anyway, after just a few minutes of hammering and nailing, my loom was ready to go! This is perhaps the most fun and satisfying project I’ve done since I started Artist’s Way. I really loved it. This loom will def be set up in my kindergarten class come the fall. It’s awesome.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I basically just ripped up strips of fabric I had, added some ribbons, and a flower I made from an egg crate. Over, under, over, under.
Just one tip-At first I had the loom standing upright while I sat on the floor and weaved. Well, that totally killed my shoulders, so Ev suggested I lay it down on the table. What a difference. Holy. So much more enjoyable. Ev always knows what to do.
How cool is that!!!??!! So pretty.