Learn about one of the oldest crafts – weaving. Find out how weaving developed through the centuries and various cultures. Learn different types and styles of weaving. Learn how to use different techniques and create your own weaving crafts. Includes images, activities, and weaving tutorials.
The History of Weaving
Learn the history of weaving from the first grass woven for clothes to contemporary artists who keep old traditions alive.
The Weaving Art Museum
View collections of historic weaving arts and learn about weaving traditions from different time periods and cultures. NOTE: The site has a link to a moderated guestbook.
What does it take to make a kilim rug? Find out about the techniques used by sedenray villagers and nomads to produce these traditional woven Turkish rugs. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.
NativeTech: Finger Weaving
Select links from this page to learn about weaving belts and sashes, twining, and the history of native craftwork. NOTE: Site has a link to message boards.
Native American Crafts
Learn how to weave a belt using straws, yarn, thin wire, and masking tape.
NativeTech: Native American Basketry
Explore this web site to learn different styles, techniques, and the history of Native Indian basketry. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.
The World of Beduin Weaving: Weft Twining
Learn about traditional beduin weaving. Click on the link "Next" to go to another page. Includes images.
Master the card weaving technique. Includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations.
Weaving Projects for Kids
Here are some easy weaving project for kids can make and give as presents.
Enchanted Learning: Kwanzaa Placement
This is an example of a simple weaving technique using paper to form a traditional African art. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Handweavers Guild of America
Create your own fun weaving crafts from paper, lavender stems, or wool yarn.
Basket Weaving History
View examples of different types of baskets woven around the world.