We love going out to visit schools. It is always a pleasure to meet local children and give them a chance to share in our enthusiasm for our heritage crafts. Our member volunteers Sandra and Tim Martins, Sharon Fisher, Margaret Brooker, Margaret Gilham and Ellie Jones spent three afternoons with the North Walsham Infants. What a lovely bunch of children! They were all so very polite and willing to have a go at all the activities. Some were very industrious to say the least!
The children learned all about how to prepare wool for spinning and how introducing twist into fibre gives yarn its strength. The children could see first hand how a spinning wheel worked and had a go at plying yarn to make bigger stronger yarns. There were godseyes, finger sticks, peglooms, tapestry looms and more advanced looms available for experimentation. The children achieved a great deal between them and produced several wonderful pieces to keep.
We were so very impressed by the children’s creativity and skills – well done to them all 🙂