Class 1 - The Story of Wool

20 August 2020

Class 1 experienced 'The Story of Wool' during Handwork class. In groups, they were able to feel and wash shawn sheep's wool and set it to dry. They then carded (combed) the wool, learned to hand-roll wool and then spin it on hand-spindles to make strong yarn. They began to sand wooden knitting needles with gumnut ends, which will be rubbed with the wool's lanolin, once completed. This makes the hand-made knitting needles smooth and easy to knit with.