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(Elementary to High School)
Radial weaving is an easy, fun way to introduce students to the weaving process. This lesson will give you information on how to weave on a circular loom, as well as extensions that incorporate the radial weaving into two additional ideas: a radial weaving mandala, and placing a radial weaving into a constructed environment for an installation approach. The video resources show a variety of materials that can be used for the radial weaving loom: cardboard, paper or Styrofoam plates, CDs, embroidery hoops, and information on making a clay loom! Radial weaving is perfect when you have odd bits of yarn in your stash, as the process requires a minimum of materials.