Just about every day at Rockbrook you’ll find kids weaving down in Curosty, one of the nineteenth century log cabins at camp. And there are all kinds of looms in action and weaving techniques going on. You might see rope or finger weaving, for example. Girls could be using a flat lap loom. There are several sizes of tabletop looms, and for the more advanced weavers, kids could be weaving on large floor looms.
This photo shows Emma working on one of our great classic Leclerc floor looms. One of the fiber arts staff members set up the loom (something that takes a lot of time!) and then helped Emma design a pattern for her piece. If you look closely, those green tags are “cheat sheets” for the treadle pattern.
These floor looms take some time to learn how to operate, but with them, kids can weave nice wide fabrics in all sorts of cool designs. It’s a lot of fun, so come on! Let’s weave!