Paper Weaving

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Paper WeavingSnapshot Preview of Paper weaving Activity PDF

Create your own artistic weaving inspired by the art of Robert D. Sailors! You can use paper, felt, string, pipe cleaners, yarn, and other materials available to you at home.

Share your weaving process and final creation on social media with #CREATEwithCAM.

Download Paper Weaving Activity Guide


Inspired by this weaving craft? You’ll enjoy taking a virtual tour through our recent exhibition, In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969. The Haystack school was and still is famous as an incubator for artists working in fiber arts, ceramics, and other mediums. You’ll find many weavings and textile pieces in this exhibition.

View In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969 3D Virtual Tour.

Materials Used for Sample Paper Weaving, Paper, yarns, felt, etc.

Gather together supplies to create your weaving. You’ll need one larger piece of paper/felt/cardboard to serve as the base for your weaving.


Process of Creating Base for Weaving, Cut slits into main piece of paper

Fold your main paper in half, and cut to make slits (don’t cut all the way to the edge to keep the paper intact).

Beginning of weaving process, several strips guided through base paper

Start adding your woven strips! Guide your strips over and under to make a pattern.

Finished paperweaving. Black base paper with colorful strips woven into it.

Keep adding strips until you are happy with your completed weaving! Don’t forget to share on social media with #CREATEwithCAM so we can feature your artwork!