CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio
CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Not Enough Looms

We have been trying to get a “Fabrics and Fibers” center established in the CBMS art studio. I found four nice wooden looms in the supply closet. One of our families donated a sewing machine. I ordered a good assortment of yarn and brought my thread rack in from home. Our new center is starting to look good.
Interest was so high when I brought out a box of fabric scraps that we now have supply-and-demand problems. Not enough fabric. Not enough looms. Not enough sewing needles. We love our sewing machine, but competition is keen for it, and we could really use a second.
5th graders co-sewing
So I wrote a grant. We are waiting to hear if it will be successful. 
In the mean time, fabric artists are learning to make cardboard looms. Would-be sewing machine operators are practicing hand-sewing techniques, and students are starting to bring in fabric scraps from home.
Artists are very resourceful people.