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Burlap Weaving

By Kathybarbro @KathyBarbro

Burlap Weaving Weaving lessons can come in many forms, the simplest being with just plain paper. My preference though is using actual fabric, and burlap has the most open and visible weave for beginners to work with. 1. Give each student a rectangle of burlap, about 3" wide by 9" tall. They are to pull about 5 threads from all four sides, one a a time, to make a decorative fringe.
2. To make some room to add new yarn, about 3 consecutive horizontal threads are pulled out.
3. The students thread a tapestry needle with some colorful new yarn, and run it through the new open row in the burlap, weaving up and down as often as they could, the ideal being over or under every thread. The yarn is pulled through and the ends trimmed when finished.
4. This process was repeated as often as possible until the end of class. I had a 2nd grader that did 13 rows!


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