Grade 7 visual art students recently learned about the textile weaving of the Gutierrez Family in Zapotec, Mexico. Students made two types of weavings. In one, cardboard looms were used to create a range of organic or geometric patterns with yarn. In the second, students made colorful paste papers which they then wove into layered patterns. In both weavings, students were encouraged to design and explore the rhythm and movement that occur when juxtaposing colors and patterns.