Friday, March 13, 2009
Anglo Saxon Class
My daughter asked me to help demonstrate spinning during one of her classes in World Literature. It has been a pretty good while since I've stood in front of a classroom, and I was nervous! There was food of the Anglo Saxon period (prepared by the students), natural dyes for fabrics and wool, and spindle and wheel spinning. Only spindle spinning was of that era, but she thought they might like to see wheel spinning too. All the students tried spindle spinning, with a little help. Kathleen brought her looms to class, and several of the students tried that also. I think that everyone enjoyed themselves.
The first photo is of me and the finished Dr. Who scarf, the rest are from the class. Actually, these photos were taken after class was over. Some students stayed late to try working on the looms and to help clean up. I am the one in the red shirt at the spinning wheel. I don't like my photo taken (for obvious reasons), so you probably won't see my picture here again!!