Spinning and weaving program for fourth-graders set for May at Potsdam Public Museum
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Judith Butler-Dagget’s class at the spinning and weaving program last year.

POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Public Museum, 2 Park St., invite teachers, educators, and homeschoolers to bring their fourth-grade students to this year “Spinning and Weaving Program” scheduled for May 7-8.

The program consists of two parts totaling one hour.

In the first part, students will learn the ancient art of spinning raw wool into yarn with a drop spindle and have a demonstration of a spinning wheel.

They will have an opportunity to spin on the spinning wheel. Weaving on floor looms and table looms is the other half of the program.

The museum has a collection of looms that include early barn looms from the area used in the early 1800s as well as more modern four harness looms and tabletop looms.

The museum asks for a donation from each group to help support the program.

To register a group or for more information, contact 265-6910 or museum@vi.potsdam.ny.us.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Also visit our website at www.potsdampublicmuseum.org.