Weaving is not only fun hobby but in Indonesia it is part of the industry. Families may work on weaving projects for years and pass them on as family heirlooms. I’ve always loved to weave since I was a Girl Scout and we wove pot holders on little looms.
So it was a delight to include a weaving craft in my book, Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia. My friend Prairie chose to make a weaving project following the instructions from the book. Don’t worry about buying a fancy loom! For the weaving project in my book, all you need are 4 straws and your fingers!
Prairie wove this project during her home room time at school.
It’s made with variegated cotton thread so while it looks like she used different colors of yarn, it was all one strand which made ti easy and fast.
Doesn’t Prairie’s weaving look great!
She may use it as a bookmark or to put around her neck.
I’m looking for stories of other students who have made projects from my book Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia. If you’ve made a project—cooking or craft—write and tell me about it. Email me a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org (remove the x’s). They’re to prevent spam.