A+ Elementary Weaving Videos

Tayli’s YouTube video: ‘Weaving on a Cardboard Loom’

It’s a new era for an ancient art!

Tayli posted a series of elementary weaving videos on YouTube. If you teach weaving to kids, YOU MUST SEE THEM. If you can show them in the classroom, even better.

I LOVE this primary weaving video for beginning weavers. The great part: the cardboard loom is warped with two alternate colors of yarn. If you have ever taught weaving to kids, you probably know some of them don’t ‘get it’ right away. Our fourth graders watched this video, and we have be following the directions step by step. Now they get it!

Tayli also posted a fast weaving video. Only 1:44 long, this video shows real elementary students making their own cardboard looms, warping, and weaving. This would be a good intro video on day 1 of the project.

Next comes Tayli’s weaving on a cardboard loom video. Amazing! The video shows a three color weaving featuring blocks of color and rya knots. Last year, I showed this video over and over to my fourth graders.  The more advanced students ‘got it’ right away and were soon making elaborate weavings.



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2 thoughts on “A+ Elementary Weaving Videos

  1. Hi, My 8 year old have done the weaving but we now want to take it off the cardvboard loom…How do we finish the two edges?


    • Hi Nora:
      Did you do the primary weaving? If so, turn the cardboard to the back. There should be vertical warp strings with no woven horizontal weft strings. Take a pair of scissors and cut horizontally across the back strings in the middle of the cardboard. Now the weaving should be off the loom. I tie the ends of the cut warp strings, two by two, in double knots to form a fringe. Hope this works for you and your 8 year old!

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