COLORFUL CLOUD WEAVING
Explore walking step-by-step towards a colorful and highly textured Cloud Weaving. Never woven before? This is the place for you. Using a cloud-shaped loom, follow along to create rya knots with mauve, plum, and ice blue yarn that will hang elegantly from the loom. Then, weave soft pieces of roving into the warp threads to create an airy fluffy cloud. Liz will then share tips on how to tuck in flyaway pieces for a finished piece. Finally, you’ll secure a loop to the back of the loom so you can proudly display your colorful cloud weaving for all to see.
- Wool roving comes from sheep. Hold it up to your nose to pick up the scent!
- The cloud shape you’re creating is based on a cumulous cloud. The name for this cloud type comes from the Latin word ‘cumulo’ which means heap or pile.
- Weaving is a textile art where two or more fibers, the warp and the weft, interlock to create fabric. Some weaving is solely decorative, like this cloud weaving, but there are many practical uses for weaving. Baskets, fabric for clothing and even sails for boats are all woven.
About the Artist: Liz Wagner
Liz Wagner finds great joy in guiding crafters of all ages through creative processes. As a mother of five and kindergarten educator, she delights in the innate and uninhibited creative spirit that young makers bring to the workshop table.
“I’ve learned that sharing passion for living a creative life—especially with kids—is one of the most rewarding ways I can give,” shares Liz. “Seeing the light come on in their eyes (“Wow, I made this!”) and watching their confidence grow is life giving. The relationship between an art instructor and their students is not so much ‘give and take’ but ‘give and give.’”
Liz lives in sunny San Diego with her family of 7. She is crazy about her four chickens, gardening, and making something from nothing.
We can’t wait to see how your Colorful Cloud Weaving turns out. Share your creative journey and finished creation with us by tagging @thecraftersbox in your social posts. Don’t forget to use #crafterkids so our community can also see your workshop come to life. Happy making!