Introduction to Weaving Using Paper

It is common practice to weave in most metropolitan regions and cities, including Abeokuta, Kwara, Iseyin, Akwete, Okene, Benin, Sokoto, Borno, Kano, Bida, and Iseyin area, to name just a few.

Raffia and cotton are the two types of fibres that are most often used in the weaving of textiles in Nigeria.

Introduction to Weaving Using Paper

Meaning of Weaving

Weaving is the process of creating patterns on traditional cloth by using strips of different materials that are interwoven.

Products of Weaving 

2. Mats

3. Baskets

4. Bags

7. Box

6. Hand fans

8. Ropes, etc.

Types of Weaving

Weaving may be done in either a vertical or horizontal direction, and these two directions need different kinds of looms.

The two distinct kinds of the loom are based on the same fundamental idea.

Vertical Weaving 

Weaving is traditionally done by women on vertical looms.

This particular kind of weaving loom is held in an upright and vertical position.

It is simple to relocate from one area to another.

Horizontal weaving

Weavers who work with traditional fabrics often use a horizontal loom in their work.

Using Paper Strips to Weave a Mat

1. Cut strips of cardboard that are the same or different lengths depending on their widths.

2. To make the finished weaving more attractive, try using a variety of colours.

3. Arrange a single strip of paper in a horizontal position.

4. Beginning with the second strip, interweave the paper strips that are vertically with the horizontal paper strips.

5. Ensure that they are affixed to one another in an orderly and snug manner.

6. Use tape to secure all of the weave’s edges together.

NOTE: Cover the lesson in week 5 and perform the practical in week 6

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