Virtual Field Trip to Woolen Mill!

September 21st, 2012 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Friday, September 21, 2012 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Small Farm Fibers

Age Range:  All (with parental supervision)

At this website you can take a virtual tour of a small-scale woolen mill to see how wool is made from shearing sheep to making wool yarn and fabric.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a flow chart.  Click on the squares to see the wool-making process that includes:

  • Shearing the Sheep
  • Sorting and Grading
  • Washing and Drying
  • Dying and Carding
  • Spinning and Plying
  • Coning and Skeining

Click on the squares in the flow chart and a new page opens that explains the process through text, photos, and in some instances – videos.

 

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