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MsPony
« on: September 30, 2010 12:22:00 PM »

Hi, I am completely new to crafting, so please forgive me if this is in the wrong section! I also did a search, but go so lost.

I got a new bunny I would like to weave some sea/grass/hay/natural fiber mats for, she really likes her 2 beat up ones. However, I have no idea where to start? Where do I get supplies? How do I weave? I am so lost here, its not funny! I dont craft, but think it would be fun for her (and me!)

Thanks =)
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MsPony
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010 09:11:34 PM »

Bumping this, would really like help!!
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francorios
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010 07:36:18 PM »

If you have access to hay, you can probably weave up some mats for her to play with. I've never thought of weaving mats for rabbits. I had rabbits for about 10 years. I can see that they would LOVE it!

Weaving is basically placing fiber in a pattern, it doesn't matter what the fiber is.

Check out this website links for basic weaving information.

(4/13/08) Weaving for children. Try the notched cardboard loom ideas
from Montessoriworld.org. These projects have a simple set up but can be
fabulous! Great ideas for little hands. It even works for grownups!
http://www.montessoriworld.org/Handwork/weave/weaving3.html

Or the paperbasket weaving
http://www.montessoriworld.org/Handwork/weave/weaving2.html

Basic weaving info
http://www.montessoriworld.org/Handwork/weave/weaving1.html

Take a look and ask whatever questions you want.

Have a good day!
Franco Rios
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