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Brief Description: Students will research the revival of Maine’s Fiber industry with the establishment of small farms and mills. Using a map of Maine students will use computers to visit specific web-sites to learn about modern Maine fiber production.
Brief Description: Mills gradually took over the spinning and weaving jobs done at home. Because of the number of rivers in Maine, water power was plentiful so many mills and mill towns were established. Mills carded, spun yarn and wove fabric. Maine was even involved in the production of silk thread in the mid to late 19th century. Often very young people worked in the mills and the jobs were dangerous. Students will discover what working … view full description & alignments
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Brief Description: Students will learn how early Maine families used worn out or outgrown clothing to make quilts, rugs and other useful items. Both boys and girls learned to sew. Students will research early samplers and rugs and make a basic rug using early techniques.
Brief Description: Students will learn that Native Americans and colonists used natural substances to dye fibers, adding color to clothing, blankets and baskets. Mordants were used to “set” the color. Dyed materials were used to create many colonial weaving patterns. Students will be using natural substances to dye fiber/fabric samples of their own.
Brief Description: Students will learn that farms in the New World raised sheep and grew flax for fiber to weave. Students learn what a loom is and will use a small loom to learn basic weaving techniques.