The most popular weaving activities for children at camp are the table-top looms. These are small weaving looms, usually between 6 and 24 inches wide, that sit on a table rather than standing on the floor. The shafts that move the “heddles” (and yarn!) up and down are operated by hand levers rather than foot treadles. This way, pressing each lever creates a different pattern of yarns, and ultimately a unique piece of cloth.
Using these looms, the camp children are weaving belts, bookmarks, scarves, even tapestries to hang on the wall. It’s amazing how these weaving activities turn out, but it’s also really fun.
Want to learn more? Here’s a .pdf article from Handwoven magazine that tells you how to weave a cool little critter.