WEAVING WORDS – Warm and Cool Colours

Students create a weaving of warm and cool colours using fabric they have coloured with fabric markers.

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WEAVING WORDS – Warm and Cool Colours


  • Crayola Fabric Markers - 10 Count
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Washable No-Run School Glue
  • Clear Tape
  • Toothpicks
  • Cardstock Paper - 21.5 cm x 28 cm (8 ½ " x 11") - 1 piece per student
  • Polyester Cotton Fabric - White - 15 cm x 28 cm (6" x 11") - 1 piece per student


Step 1
  1. Colour a design using fabric markers on fabric.
  2. Make sure half of the design is made with warm colours and half with cool colours.
Step 2
  1. Cut the fabric in 1½ cm (1/2") strips.
  2. Make a list of words that make you think of summer.
Step 3
  1. Divide the strips in half.
    - Place warm colours in one half, and cool colours in the other half.
  2. Use a pen to write your words across the strips of warm coloured fabric.
  3. Place the cool coloured strips on a plastic placemat or piece of cardboard.
  4. Make sure the top of each strip is at the same level.
  5. Leave a tiny space between each strip.
  6. Place tape across the top of the strips to hold them in place.
  7. These are the warp strips.
Step 4
  1. Weave a warm coloured strip over and under the warp strips. This is a weft strip.
  2. Repeat with another strip. This time start by going under and over the warp threads.
  3. Keep doing this until you have used all your strips.
Step 5
  1. Use a toothpick to apply tiny drops of Washable glue to the back of your fabric strips to hold them in place.
Step 6
  1. Use a small amount of Washable glue to attach your weavng to heavy weight paper.
  2. Trim the ends of your weaving strips to suit your paper.