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Crafts for Kids with the UHEC: Weaving a Kilim Workshop - ONLINE

Young artists will learn about weaving techniques, make their own loom, and then create their own mini woven tapestry called a kilim.

Ukrainian kilims are flat, woven tapestries that were used to adorn walls of homes or churches throughout Ukraine and the diaspora. The earliest references to kilims date back to the chronicles of Kyivan-Rus'. Kilims were woven on either a vertical or horizontal loom. Patterns were produced by the interlocked tapestry weave. A shuttle, or similar device, carried colored thread/yarn (called a weft) back and forth overt the loom. The loom was prepared with a stationary thread/yarn called a warp. The weft used an over-under technique through the warp to create a design or pattern. 

In this workshop, young artists will learn about weaving techniques, make their own cardboard loom, and then create their own mini woven tapestry. 

You must provide your own supplies as listed below and in the packet. 

Suitable for grade school aged children (and children of all ages).

Taught by Oksana Pasakas, UHEC Education Programs Coordinator. 

This event will take place ONLINE, but registration is required. 

Supplies List and Handout

Supplies List

  1. Cardboard (I used a shipping box)
    • precut to any size (I cut mine to 6x7)
    • 2-1” strips for the top and bottom of the cardboard loom
  2. Pencil
  3. Ruler
  4. Scissors
  5. Glue
  6. 4 Binder Clips
  7. Yarn (various colors)
  8. Embroidery Thread (for the warp of the loom)
  9. Plastic yarn darner for kids (optional)
  10. Tape


September 19th, 2021 1:30 PM through  3:00 PM
Voluntary donation $ 1.00