Wool to Weave

Grades K-5

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

School Reservations Office: Monday-Friday, 8:00A.M-4:00P.M

(718)-351-1611 ext 280 | reservations@historicrichmondtown.org

Melissa Perez