Homeschool Creations · Teaching

Wednesday’s Nature Weaving = Success!

Here are some pictures of the nature weaving that we completed yesterday at Suzoo’s Wool Works in Bandera, TX!

Finished Nature Weaving Projects

The boys had fun and they practiced their knots – a lot of knots!  We also made drop spindles and practiced with “practice spinners” while theirs dried.

Practice Spinners
Practice spinners are used to give the idea of spinning and teach the concepts of mechanical energy and twist. It is good to let kids play with the fiber and not have to worry about a finished product!

At the end of class we made a wet felted canvas that will be used for wool painting next week.



Project Instruction · Teaching

Nature Weaving

Well, I finally tried nature weaving!  It was fun and easy and is a good project for kids.  It is very good to combine a nature walk and plant identification with the basics of weaving. Supplies? You ask.  Not many!  Nature pieces, scissors, cotton crochet thread or yarn, and sticks.


Nature Weaving Supplies
Supplies: Bits of nature, sticks, yarn, scissors

I tied the sticks together with the crochet thread and then put the warp on the sticks.  (The plants act as the weft.)  The most difficult part was keeping the tension as the sticks wanted to slid up and down a little bit.  Once done, add nature! (My boys collected the “nature” and we discussed the plants as they brought them to me!) * Be very careful if you let children out to collect that they know what is poisonous and harmful if touched or cut! Such as poison ivy, etc!

Little Bits of Nature

You can add a hanger on the back by attaching another piece of crochet thread in which ever direction you like.  The “frame” can be used multiple times!

Viola, unique wall hanging!

Hanging Done