- Find two images you might want to weave together. Try finding an image that is more textured and detailed and another one that is more minimal. You can also try finding photos that share a similar theme, I.e. a flower and a bee, or juxtapose two images that are different in tone, colour, texture, etc.
- Now that you have two images selected, print them out on the same size paper! If you can not print out your own photos, you can also do this activity with old magazines or your own sketches, colourful construction paper, etc.! Just find two images that take up a whole page. I chose magazine pages for my weaving project.
- Select which of your image will be your base for you to weave into. On each short end of the page, draw a line in pencil about 2 inches thick. Fold this paper in half, hamburger style, and start cutting up to the line you drew. In weaving, this is called your ‘warp’. These lines run up and down.
- With your second image, use a ruler to draw lines. Make sure to keep your strips in order! These pieces will be your ‘weft.’ These can all be the same thickness or not!
- Now that all your materials are ready, you can start weaving! Take your first strip and weave it into your warp. Go over one strip and under the next and repeat until it reaches the end of the warp. For the next piece, you will do the same thing but alternating the over/under pattern. Keep adding in pieces until you are finished!
Experiment with weaving in other kinds of materials too! You can add bits of ribbon, other pictures, different kinds of paper!