Weaving concentric circlesWeaving is a process in which two or more fibers - the warp and the weft - interlock to make useful objects, like cloth and baskets. This project expands our knowledge to build on a circular structure.
Project Focus?What elements of art and principles of design does this project focus on?
I CanWhat you should be able to do at the end of an instructional period.
paint my loom using concentric circles and add pattern.
Create the warp of my loom to weave the weft.
Repeat line and color in my weaving to create pattern.
Part 1 – Preparing your loom and painting
- Mark your edges and cut – Use a template, and mark 19 notches on the edge of your plate, cut each notch, no about 1/2 cm.
- Paint your plate from the inside out – Using a paper plate, paint CONCENTRIC circles starting from the inside moving to the outside.
- Add Pattern – Using lines and dots, add pattern around your CONCENTRIC circle to create more interest.
Part 2 – Making the warp for your loom and weaving the weft.
- Make the warp of your loom – String your loom in the star pattern.
- Begin the weaving using your weft – Using the dangling string that is hanging, start weaving by moving the string over and under around in a circle.
- To change colors – tie a new string to the weft and continue weaving.
- Add unique elements or embellishments – thread beads, or other objects onto the string as you go.
- Finishing your weaving – Complete your work by adding a yarn to the back, tying a loop and taping it.