October and January through March
This workshop focuses on pre-industrial textile production as students experience for themselves the stages of making sheep's wool into woolen thread. Students always enjoy carding wool, and trying out the loom and drop-spindle. A visit to some of the historic buildings allows them to consider the uses and value of cloth in early American communities.
Curriculum Themes Addressed:
· People depending on and modifying the physical environment
· Challenge of meeting needs and wants
· People using human, capital, and natural resources
· Colonial and revolutionary periods