Weaving and Spinning

This was a special week at The Orchard. We purchased a fleece from Elizabeth at Best Baa Farms (and washed it four times) then invited textile artist Andree Weisman to show us how to spin it into wool. Andree made a marvellous presentation that included both carding and spinning the wool which we will be dyeing using berries and leaves. Andree also hand made child-sized looms in order to teach the children the principals of weaving and they loved it so much we will be incorporating the work into the arts extension in the casa. Check out our photo gallery below. We are looking forward to our trip to the Textile Museum of Canada on Friday.spinningdemo

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