Sunday, December 12, 2010

Davey Finished Weaving His First Project

 I am so proud of my grandson Davey.  He is eight years old, and when he came for a weekend at the end of November, we did some weaving.  He had been practicing on the rigid heddle loom, and was doing a great job, so I thought he was ready to start a pattern on my little four shaft loom. 

Here he is demonstrating the proper way to hold a shuttle.  He is doing very well throwing it through the shed and catching it.
Davey finished weaving today.  He is pretty proud of what he made.
I showed him how to wet finish it in hot soapy water till the water looked clean.  After rolling it in a towel to get most of the moisture out, he straightened it out on the counter and rolled it hard with the marble rolling pin.  It is hanging to dry now.  Hemming will be tomorrow after I get home from work.

4 comments:

  1. That is wonderful - I love it!

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  2. He is adorable but don't tell him, he's already 8 years old :-) I especially like the third picture, so cool!

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  3. And I think he has a cool grandmother........

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  4. Good job, Grandma! I should take my RH loom with me the next time I visit my grandsons. The two older ones are 6 and 8, and they would probably really enjoy it. Oh yeah, the 4-year-old would have to be right in there too! Only the baby is too little.

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