Starting Weaving with preschoolers

India is rich and diverse in textiles. Up north, we have the famous Benarasi Brocades which originally were woven with real gold threads. In West, We have a Patan Patola which is the rare double Ikat weaving. It can take 6-10 months to weave one 6mtr saree. Towards the east we have woven textiles which are rich in geometric patterns. And south India is admired for fine muslins and silk.

As a continuation to this tradition. I planned to introduce a little weaving to our home. So here is our Chair Loom. Since the chair sections are big, M could easily make interlacing between them.For the fill or weft, we used variety of yarns which I have stashed over the years.

It seemed to work as a start.

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