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Hand-Loom Weaving

A Manual for School and Home

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Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,572 / 98 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73
LoC Category: TX
Downloads: 1,581
Added to site: 2010.03.14
mnybks.net#: 26999
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Instructional
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The idea of the "new education" is that the child should work out his own salvation--that having wrestled with the difficulties involved in weaving on the primitive loom, he should proceed not only to invent, but to construct a newer and more improved loom. In model schools, where the classes are limited to ten, or sometimes fewer children, with one teacher and several assistants, this idea, if carried out, is ideal, and perhaps practical. But what shall be said of the public-school teacher who has fifty children and no assistants; or, which is even more objectionable, and which is the case in many of our crowded schools, what of the teacher with two sessions of fifty children each? It was the effort to solve a problem of this kind that led to the invention of the Todd adjustable hand loom.

[Sidenote: Description of the Todd loom]

[Illustration: The Todd adjustable hand loom, Style b]

[Sidenote: The needle]

[Sidenote: Finishing the work]

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