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 about early trappers and traders and their role in the development of North America. These Europeans used the available resources to survive and flourish. Students will be involved in research to produce a report or art project, as well as the finger crochet project.