Lesson 4: Weaving other materials

Using their weaving skills from the previous lesson and their tie-dyed materials from Lesson 2, children weave with fabric using a loom

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To weave using different materials

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design
  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including weaving

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: The weave may still hold well if there are a few mistakes, but adding a few wefts that are consistent should compensate for errors.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should plan through what they are making and show greater justification in their choice of materials and colours.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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