The third grade is learning about Appalachian art forms. Appalachian folk art is a traditional art form, which means it’s usually passed down through families. We will learn to weave yarn on a loom.
Watch the following two videos (one has a link). What similarities are there between West African and Appalachian basket weaving?
Video for Appalachian Egg Baskets
- Write your name & class on the back (the side you put food).
- Cut on the lines to make little slits. Do not cut into the middle. Keep your plate looking like a smile, do not flip it around to look like a rainbow.
- Your teacher will pass out some yarn.
- Tape a string to the LEFTHAND corner on the back.
- Begin weaving, over, under, over, under. When you reach the end of your plate, weave in the other direction.
- At the end of class, wrap your extra yarn like you see below in step 1.
Day 2 & 3:
Two student examples: look at how much weaving they did!