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« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2005 03:25:45 PM »

HAHAHA!  Maybe he was thinking about Christmas in July? LOL
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« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2005 03:28:00 PM »

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undoubtedly.

He first asked us to try and make him a "hockey mask." It took us three days to convince him it was impossible to weave a hockey mask.

Oy history camp...

what kind of loom are you working on?
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« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2005 03:31:05 PM »

I haven't been doing my own weaving in a long while.  I teach art, so I work with the children on theirs.  When I get a free moment, I'll post some of their work.  I've had some second graders do very nice work on small looms.  I've also worked with 5th and 7th graders and taught them all kinds of stuff.  THOSE CAME OUT GREAT!

I'll have to dig them up!
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« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2005 06:18:50 PM »

P.S.  I like your new avatar!  Very nice!

Thank you.  Thats me out on the shore in Victoria, BC.  My friends lovingly dubbed that picture my "album cover shot"
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« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2005 06:24:40 PM »

An ambitious projects for the kids (on a larger loom) could be a Mexican blanket poncho, somewhat like:

http://sercal.com/cgi-local/SoftCart.exe/online-store/scstore/p-SM611.html?L+scstore+broj8251

You just weave the slit as you're making a blanket . . .
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« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2005 08:56:17 PM »

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Thank you! I'll keep this project in mind.

*crosses fingers that looms are big enough*
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« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2005 06:53:31 PM »

If they aren't big enough, you can also weave 2 pieces of a smaller width and sew them together, leaving open the area in the middle for the slit.  Or, with the two rectangular pieces, you can sew them together in another way (like many knit poncho patterns out there now) to make a poncho with a point in front and back:
http://www.adultramblings.therapids.net/stripedponcho.html

As I was trying to find the diagram of assembly above, I had another thought:  a sash like the one merit bagdes go on.  Weave a long, narrow rectangle, and sew the narrow ends together.  Worn over one shoulder, and used for . . .
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« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2005 06:13:27 PM »

chromegrrrl, it looks like I have the same Brio loom as you.  I've had mine for over 20 years, though.  When I was a kid I used to weave little coasters, etc. on it.  This year I got it out again, and even bought yarn for a scarf, but I dread setting up the warp (I think that's right).  It seems like a tedious process so I keep putting it off.  Anyone have estimates on how long it usually takes to warp a loom that size for a scarf?  This is the same reason I never use my bead loom, too.  Guess I'm gonna have to get over it!  Wink  -Molly
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« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2005 06:36:04 PM »

Yeah, warping scares me a little. I understand the bead loom thing too, way more fun to do the actual weaving than the set up. I read that you should put an extra 16inches + the length of your item, I don't know if that goes for all small looms but it would be about 8 inches either side of the woven article.

BTW I have yet to finish this one thing, my son was away on vacation for a few weeks and it was no fun weaving without him. Maybe I'll set a few hours aside tomorrow and get it finished. Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2005 04:46:51 PM »

I read that you should put an extra 16inches + the length of your item

That's good to know, thanks!  Actually, I was wondering how long it takes time-wise to set up a warp like that.   Wink
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