Weaving demonstration

Today I did a weaving demonstration at a local elementary school.  Students from grades K-4 visited stations to learn about weaving, spinning, different types of fiber, carding, needle felting and cheese making.  They got a chance to try wet felting and met some lambs from a local farm.  I was so busy interacting with the students that I forgot to take pictures, but if you follow the link above you can see some shots from the afternoon’s adventures.

The children were really interested and had lots of good questions.  They had all read Charlie Needs a Cloak and some of the demonstrations were keyed to that topic.    In the book Charlie weaves a red cloak for himself.  I wove a red scarf today.  Here’s a shot of it on the drying rack (it still needs the fringe trimmed and a good press with the iron.)

red scarf right off the loom

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Author: Jennifer Kortfelt

Owner, Heron Pond Designs, a fiber and textile exploration.

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