19 January 2010

Come to the dark side...

we have warps, and wefts, and sheds, and shuttles.


Miss Bean and I have been reading the American Girl stories about Josefina, who lives in 1824 New Mexico. After her father lost many of his sheep in a flood, Josefina and her sisters and aunt started a weaving business to make blankets to trade for new sheep. So we hinted to Grandma that a loom might be fun for Christmas! So far it is strictly a team approach as Miss Bean doesn't have quite enough small motor control to weave the shed stick through the warp, but it is fun for both of us to sit on the sofa and pass it back and forth.

3 comments:

Cindy G said...

You are getting so multi-fiber-talented!

Namma said...

The family that warps and wefts together sticks together...or something like that. Weaving has always looked like fun to me.

MollyBeees said...

OMG! They've got Jen! I may have to go to the Dark Side to save her!


My verification word is hawlibee. Is that a seasonal insect or me in an alternate universe where everything begins with h and is spelled wrong?