Anyone familiar with weaving?

@wiccania (3360)
United States
June 20, 2012 12:36am CST
My son came home on the last day of school, with an art project that had been on display at school. It was a 4 inch by 8 inch woven piece that he had made on a cardboard loom. I remember doing it in school, too, but his was beautiful. It got me thinking. Does anyone know if it's possible to sew hand woven pieces like that together? Would it be sturdy enough for washing and drying? I was thinking that if he enjoys doing it, it would be really cool to have him make a bunch and then sew them together for throw pillows or even blankets for his grandmothers. Any thoughts? I also found a tutorial online about weaving on a circular loom and making hats, which I think would be something cute for him to do for his cousins.
2 responses
@isohyeoh (223)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
80% of the people in my community make a living by weaving. Weaving was handed down to them by their ancestors. It's manual. They make doormats, pot holders, blankets, shawls and wall decors out of cut strips of cloth and the city is filled with them. It's nice to know your don is doing it. Girls usually do it. There are weaving materials available and you just have to feed them with thick yarn. The outcome and the design depend on the 'machine'. i wonder if 'these' are available in your 'area'.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
21 Jun 12
i have a vintage octagon shaped metal loom in which i have made a few things. i think it depends on the wool that was used for making an item. cotton wool is definitely sturdy and is used to make dish rags and holds up for quite some time.