Whether a dyed-in-the-wool enthusiast or energetic novice, everyone will love this opportunity to work in the 19th-century style of wool crafting. Still one of the most important and widely used materials in the world, wool has a special place in the history of cold Canadian winters. Sit with pioneer women who will help you pick the wool, card or comb it to prepare for spinning, and then help you use either classic walking or Saxony wheels to create wool yarn. Dye your yarn with natural materials and use the table looms to weave your own set of colourful suspenders. This lesson will open your eyes to the hard work involved in transforming sheep wool into warm clothing and endear this old Canadian tradition to your heart.
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