Friday, June 8, 2012

That's what I'm talking about.

I had one of my grandkids today, and she wanted to weave.
Say no more.

The Wolf Pup had a narrow warp on it, and it seemed the perfect size loom, so I set her up on it.

Amazingly, she settled in to weave, and didn't make a peep for  the longest time.

She seemed to be an old soul there weaving on that little loom, totally immersed in what she was doing.

It was lovely to watch.

She persisted with it,  finished it, and I tied the fringe for her.

First, she tied in around her waist.

Then she draped it over her shoulders, quite proud of herself.

And rightfully so.

Heart be still, finally another weaver in the family.

We do have to work on her color sense, though.

Next seems to approve.

 It was a good day.
A feel good day.


deborah said...

Don't you just love it!! I have a 14 year old grandson who has been helping me put the warp on since he was 9. One grandaughter, 7, who makes a great rag placemat, and a 11 year old who makes scarfs with perfect selvages. What more can a grandmother ask for,, 3 out of 11 is pretty good.

Anonymous said...

I can't tell you how much I love this and that she takes an interest in learning from her grand ma ma. I now need to go back and view the movie. :-)) I'm smiling over here.

Marsel said...

There isn't much better than seeing a new generation learn one of our crafts, is there?!

Deb said...

I think I see it in her face that she will be a weaver. That's so great. What a 'feel good' post, for sure.

Anonymous said...

Very good.

sandy said...

AMEN! There's nothing wrong with her color sense...I love it!

Trish at Tangled Threads said...

I'm with Sandy. Nothing wrong with her colour sense! She will become more conservative all too soon.

Next is such a content guy. He has carved out the spot he feels perfect in.

Great post, thanks Hilary
Cheers, Trish

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

That had to go down as one of the best days you've had in a very long time. I love the photo of her sweet little feet. I love her zest for color!

Anonymous said...

I Like her colors - and it's so wonderful to see a child with that much patience and determination to *finish* something that takes awhile to do. In our time of instant gratification she is a beauty to see!

Cait Throop said...

How wonderful she is!! I love her color freedom as well!

Unknown said...

Are those pretty much the same movements you do all day?

Anonymous said...

Her color sense is perfect...for her! Lovely to see her developing her weaving skills. Love it!

Anonymous said...

This is very sweet and somehow profound; watching those little feet and hands so solidly and rhythmically working away...a little woman soul! How old is she? I would guess 9 or 10. Candace

Cupcake Murphy said...

I LOVED watching her weave! What a cute person and possibly the cutest feet ever.

KarenInTheWoods said...

Just warms the cockles of this weaver's heart!

Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

Nancy said...

Oh, she is a natural! Lots of patience for one so young. Congratulations for being her mentor.

Anna said...

Wow, that brings back wonderful memories! I learned to weave many years ago from my grandmother....

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