Forest School Fleeces

16th September 2022
Pippa came and delivered an exciting and hands on forest school session all about fleeces and how they are processed.  The children had a chance to wash and process the fleeces she bought with her.  They had a look at how to comb and twist them and a close up look at the spinning wheel.
The children also explored making natural dyes with onions, hawthorn leaves, elderberries, calendula and oak gall.  This was a chance to explore the rich local tradition of wool farming and making wool goods including the border tartan we learned about last term.