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Colonial Covers

Colonial Covers
Using a variety of hands-on methods students will discover the process by which raw flax and wool are processed into cloth, which will become a warm bedcover. They will be able to feel and smell a bundle of freshly cut flax, feel the lanolin in a fleece, and try their hand at carding wool. As a culminating activity students will engage in a quilting bee, combining their efforts with other classes to produce a giant, paper replica of an 18th century linsey-woolsey quilt.Once the quilt is completed students will realize the geometric artistry and labor intensity needed to produce a warm colonial cover.

Time Needed: 2 ½ hours     Grade Levels: 3-6


Colonial Covers
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