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Winter 2019-2020 ARTS AND CRAFTS 
Once she made a chain of her warp she took it off the warping board and learned how to slide the lease sticks into the cross that 
she made on the warping board and attach it to the back of the loom. She placed a raddle onto the back of the loom which is 
divided into 1” spaces and placed her warp carefully into these spaces. From there she wound her warp onto the loom.  

She threaded the heddles according to the pattern that I gave her and then threaded the reed which has two purposes. One is to 
decide how many threads per inch she would have and the other purpose of the reed is to be used as a beater so her woven piece 
is pressed down nice and even.  

After that was completed she attached the warp to the front beam of the loom and started to weave.  Below are pictures of Chaya 
Nessa's step-by-step process of weaving her beautiful chenille scarf and also of her weaving her original tapestry on one of my 
“Beginner’s Wooden Looms”.  
PROJECT ONE:   Chaya Nessa is now 17 years old. She came to visit us December 25, 2019-January 2, 2020. I gave her 
two colors of chenille yarn and taught her how to wind her warp on my warping board. She was going to weave a scarf.  
Winding the warp on my warping board.
Warping is fun.
The cross is very important.
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Tying the cross in 5 places.
Counting the warp.
A chain is made.
Lease sticks are tied on.
Raddle divides the warp for winding on the back of loom.
Lease sticks are put through the cross.
Warp wound on back of loom.
Pattern to follow.
Front view - Last few heddles to be threaded.
A happy student - Heddles are all threaded.
Rear view of last heddles to be threaded.
Rear view of threaded heddles.
Threading the reed - Back view.
Reed is threaded - Front view.
Ready to tie onto the front of the loom.
Warp is tied onto the front of the loom.
All set to weave.
Weaving in the waste yarn.
Put the shuttle through the shed.
Weaving a chenille scarf.
Weaving continues.
Winding a bobbin.
Fantastic weaving.
Weaving on a LeClerc Voyager loom.
Pulling woven scarf off the loom.
Scarf is finished. Next step 
is to take it off the loom.
Finished chenille scarf.
Close-up of scarf.
Beautiful scarf on my 
beautiful granddaughter.
Chaya Nessa wearing her 
chenille hand woven scarf.
PROJECT TWO:   After Chaya Nessa finished weaving her beautiful chenille scarf she wanted to weave on one of my “Beginner’s Wooden Looms”. She saw the weavings that I had created on several of mine and wanted to weave her own.

I had pre-cut yarn for looms for students that I had taught. I had extra so I gave her the yarn and one of my patterns and she did a fantastic job weaving.

Then, she wanted to design her own so she planned it out on paper, cut her own yarn and wove. She did a wonderful job. I’m so proud of her. She really loves the art of weaving.

Below are pictures of her weaving and also of pictures of her playing the guitar and the piano, two musical instruments that she enjoys playing. 
A happy weaver.
Weaving her tapestry.
Close-up of weaving in progress.
Almost finished.
Chaya Nessa is holding her tapestry.
Side view.
Close-up of tapestry.
A happy designer.
Great job.
Holding her original tapestry.
Original tapestry.
Chaya Nessa playing the guitar.
Chaya Nessa playing the guitar.
Chaya Nessa playing the piano.
Chaya Nessa playing the piano.
Bill the teddy bear.
I had made “Bill the Bear” out of mohair years ago and just gave it to her. She was so happy to have this bear as a present from me.