Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Radial Weaving

This idea came from the magazine:  Family Fun.  I saw this article and thought it was cool how they used the weaving for sunflowers.  I do this project towards the beginning of the year.  Sunflowers are so beautiful.  This project is also great about using up some "natural" colored yarns that we don't use a lot in the art room.
The students start with an odd number of "chucks" (that's what I call the nicks in the plate).  They tape the yarn to the back side of the plate warp it around the plate in a circular fashion.  Then they start their weaving just like you would with any type of weaving...  Over, under, over, under.  The yarn just continues around the circle over and over.
Just beautiful.

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