Learning Kits

Homespun

Grades K-4
Hand carding wool for spinning

Hand carding wool for spinning

Your class can use woolen fleece, carders, drop spindles and looms to learn about the production of fibers for household use during the 18th and 19th centuries in Vermont. The kit includes information on flax production, the wool industry, natural dyes, and the impact of the textile industry in Vermont. Reading resources for students include: The Weaver’s Gift, A New Coat for Anna, Charlie Needs a Cloak, The Olden Days, Farmer Boy, The Early Family Home, Early Village Life, Early Settler Activity Guide, The Magic Shuttle and Wool Gathering.

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