Kids Craft Activity - Learn to weave with this gorgeous colourful llama
(and all you need is cardboard, scissors, coloured pens and wool! so lets get going!)
Draw out your llama on a piece of card. We used a cardboard envelope from the recycling, be sure its single ply but reasonably thick.
Now cut out the llama and mark with pencil where the warp will go. Do this by making 8 or 10 pencil marks on the top and bottom of the llama's middle (see diagram).
Now thread the wool in the first and last slots and tie. Snip off any loose ends.
Then wrap the wool around until it looks like the diagram and tie the end to the knot you already made at the back.
Make the tassles by measuring approximately 6 x 10cm pieces of wool then place them over 2 strands of warp and feed through the middle. Pull to the bottom of the weave.
Make sure you do all your tassles now before starting to weave or you may run out of room.
Now start your weave. Simple tuck the end of your wool through the warp (see the picture) and start weaving. If you'd like to change to another colour, just cut and tuck the end of this wool in and start with the new wool, tucking the end in and weaving.
Once you have woven all the colours you want and you can't fit any more in. Cut the wool leaving about an inch of wool and again tuck it into the warp. You can push the weave down so there's no gaps.
That's it you're done!