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Re: help!!! round weaving


From: Rick (rlarson_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu May 16 2002 - 17:29:46 PDT

Hi Susan, It
sounds like they are pulling their weft too tightly. It is the same thing that
makes the rectangular weavings, 'Choke'. When this happens, I tell them to
think of it as a bowl, or I have had some make a bean bag by filling and sewing
up the end. Small ones could be like a hackey sack ( had a student do that as
well.) I have hade some sew beads or add feathers and keep it as non
functional and just sculptural.
Look to the positive.

Susan and Ben wrote:

> Help! I had my 4-5s weave on pizza rounds. Now that they are starting to
> take them off the looms, the rugs are curling so much that I think we are
> going to spray them with starch let them dry on a balloon and use them for
> bowls! None of them have laid flat. Are we doing something wrong or are
> they supposed to be like this? It did lead to an interesting discussion
> about problem solving. We also talked about cutting them early and trying
> to tie them a certain way... who knows, the kids are loving them no matter
> what, but I want to be able to tell them what is going on.
> thanks for your help, Susan
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