Mat Weaving

As part of a mat-making activity, weavers construct a loom, gather materials, create a mat, and research the history of weaving.

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Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in samples of weavings made from different materials 
Classroom Considerations

  • Materials needed to construct the looms will need to be purchased
  • Considerable set-up time to construct the looms and gather the materials is required
Pros

  • The packet includes a detailed materials list, illustrated directions for constructing the loom, and research topics
Cons

  • The directions are designed for experienced weavers familiar with the terminology and concepts