Creating Fiber Weavings and Baskets

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Creating Fiber Weavings and Baskets

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Students will enjoy creating colorful yarn weavings on a cardboard or coat hanger loom. Peggy Flores explains the use of natural fibers in history, then introduces a variety of yarns that can be used to make weavings as well as the fabrication of looms for the process. She also demonstrates the weaving process and coiling rope wrapped with yarn to shape and create baskets. Finished examples are shown. Look for other Peggy Flores titles from Crystal Productions including Wire Sculpture, Creating Cultural Art, Optical Illusions: How to Create Them, Aboriginal Art: How to Create It, Self-Portraits, Papier-Mâché Sculpture, Gargoyles: How to Create Them, and more.

"The video can be used to introduce weaving techniques to students, to provide supplemental instruction fo rthose who need review or to close a lesson. More advanced students can use the video for independent study. Recommended for upper elementary through secondary classrooms and teacher preparation." School Arts