To make a shuttle I used a pencil. Wrap several yards of the weft around the pencil and tie off one end to the end of a rod at one end of the chipboard.
Holding the heddle up pass the shuttle through the warp. Release the heddle and return. Lift the heddle.
Take your remaining piece of wood and pass it through the warp and push down on the textile to even up the line of the weft.
Repeat for a couple of days (or until everyone is bored silly) and you should have some Textile.
I adapted the above from Make it work - Ancient Egypt by Andrew Haslam and Alexandra Parsons (which has lots of other craft ideas). Published by Two-Can/Watts, 4.99 pounds sterling; ISBN 1-85434-279-7.
If you want to find out more about Ancient Egypt, a good place to start is A Personal Egyptology page by George Hart. There are details of the book that inspired this project and other books for children and adults, as well as many Egyptology links.
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