Upcoming Events » Summer Fun in the City: Fleece to Fabric

August 20, 2015 9:00 am
August 20, 2015 12:00 pm
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton St
Lowell, 01854
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Explore the life of a New England farm family during the growth of the Republic (late 18th Century). Following the story of Amasa Walker’s Splendid Garment by Emily Chetkowski, the children will process wool from the family sheep and create a poster to document the steps. They will card, spin, and weave wool fiber into cloth. They will learn about the science of dyeing yarn using various plants, flowers, nuts, and berries found locally and will then dye some wool yarn.

They will receive a cardboard loom that they will use for their own weaving sample. They can take the loom home and finish the weaving. it will be fun to weave in their very own dyed yarn!

The children will finish their morning with a teacher led Scavenger Hunt through our 18th-century part of the museum. Within the context of the museum’s colonial store and the carding mill, they will participate in community trading of goods and services.

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