Sunday, 27 March 2016

Spinning, the Viking way...

Simone came in last week to teach us how to spin with a drop spindle. She brought some washed fleece in for us, some of which was North Ronaldsay wool. Drop spindles pre-date the spinning wheel so were used by the Vikings. During our topic all of the primary children have had a chance to dye fabric using natural materials and fixatives, they have also had a go at felting. Some of the children have been using the wool we spun today to practise some weaving. 

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