Enrichment Students have spent the last few weeks learning about how wool becomes yarn. We've heard stories about sheep (oh, if only I could get a real sheep in our storage closet!). We washed and combed raw wool. We dyed wool inside a pumpkin with berries. In these photos we are carding wool and getting it ready for our older classmates to spin it into yarn.
Tomorrow we will make some wet felted balls with the wool we have processed this year and some special rainbow wool. We'll use two wet felted balls in our next project which is making our own knitting needles.
From washing raw wool to making yarn to knitting. What an experience!
White Sheep, White Sheep on a blue hill,
When the wind stops you all stand still.
When the wind blows you walk away slow.
White Sheep, White Sheep where do you go?
Baa Baa Black Sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Three bags full.
One for my master and one for my dame.
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane.
Mrs. Barbara Albert