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So, here's my finished "first steps" sampler from my tapestry weaving class. The first little bit is showing gradients, vertical stripes, three different kinds of joins and decreases. I then used the same techniques in a different pattern above that. The third section was learning how to make circles and fill in spaces. I'm still loving the class and working more on gradients for my next sampler.
J E N N EIn all three years of middle school I was in a class called Quests that was a combined English/History class taught entirely through projects (early Reggio project style learning, fully collaborative.) Mr. Eater and Ms. Lombard always had a hands on craft component to what we were learning about - papermaking, pottery, embroidery, illuminated calligraphy, whathaveyou. We learned to spin and dye wool (cochineal! I was brave and mortared and pestled them into paste) Mr. Eater had floor loom in class and we all took our turn sitting at the loom working on a class cloth. I made so many little bags on a cardboard loom, spinning yarn with a rock and dying the yarn in turmeric and cochineal. I got really inspired this week by Alisa's tapestry weaving class and also trying to figure out how to weave circularly. I needed a break from the circular weaving and made a simple cardboard loom just like in 7th grade, popsicle stick pick up stick, just to play with scraps.