this delightful and thorough weaving tutorial I found on Cassie Stephens' Blog this summer, I introduced this project to my 6th graders the first week back from school after holiday break. It didn't take the students very long to start referring to the pouches as handmade iPhone covers. Geniuses, I tell you, geniuses!
The project objectives were simple. By the end of this project I wanted students to be able to:
1) Identify the meaning of loom, warp, and weft.
2) Understand and use the “under, over” technique of weaving.
3) Create a functional weaving using materials, colors, and patterns that describe them as a person.
Additionally, the students all will walk away having learned how to thread a needle, stitch, and end a stitch which is a skill almost none of them had experience with before encountering this project.