This week our focus was on wooly things. We of course love them wooly things! Pelle's New Suit is one of our favorite books. I think the kids know it by heart.
For a little field trip for the kids (ahmm... yeah, it was for the kids not me ;) ) we visited a not too far away spinning shop, The Spinning Loft. So much fiber, so little time.
The kids were fascinated with the wheels and couldn't understand why I just didn't buy one on the spot. Like I need more temptation... but I did resist... for now. Fairy fell in love with the Ladybug wheel and Bug liked the little Victoria. Funny but they really do have opinions on the matter. I'm leaning between the Majacraft Pioneer or the Kromski Fantasia myself. I have big birthday wishes.
We did leave with a bag of fiber and a new drop spindle for the kids to use. Fairy took to it like most crafty things, like a fish to water.
And I thought I would share a few wooly things I've been working on this week.
Here is a single ply, 110 yard skein of alpaca yarn I just finished on my Ashford drop spindle. The amazingly soft fiber is from North Star Alpacas. I definitely saw some improvement in this skein.
And I tested out dyeing roving with easter egg tablets. It turned out amazing! I can't wait to start spinning it.
Week Five - Pelle's New Suit
This week we are working on Week Five of our Harvest Time unit. I will be posting a weekly update to give everyone a space to chat about the program. If you would like more information about the program you can learn more and download the free homeschooling curriculum on our Harvest Time page. All of the directions for the art projects, recipes and activities are included in the curriculum guide. If your family is participating in the Harvest Time curriculum either for homeschooling or after school enrichment we would love to hear about it! Please leave a comment in this post in regards to your experiences with Harvest Time’s Week Five activities. You are welcome, and highly encouraged to leave links to your Harvest Time’s Week Five blog posts or pictures in the comment section of this post.
Harvest Time Week Five
Primary Book: Pelle's New Suit,
Enrichment Book: How We Use Wool,
Activities: Weaving Project
Field Trip Idea: Yarn Shop,
Art: House of Cards,
Poem: Johnny Appleseed Song,
Flower Fairies: Kingcup Fairy & Coloring Page
Links from Our first time completing the Unit...
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