Did you know? – The leaves of the Red Spanish Pineapple can be turned into a silky, lightweight fabric called piña cloth. Let’s learn more about other plants that are used to make thread, yarn, and cloth.
Thursday Threads-Dyeing Ombre Yarn: There are so many ways to make your next fiber project stand out. Tiana guides us through the steps to make an ombre-style gradient in your yarn.
Make your own Cardboard Loom: Weaving is easy to do at home! Lynne shows us how to make a cardboard loom and demonstrates a small weaving project. Make a bracelet, a coaster, or anything you’d like! All you need is cardboard, scissors, yarn and either a cardboard needle or a plastic yarn needle. Have fun!
Washing Laundry By Hand: What was laundry like in the 1890s? Lynne, a Billings Farm interpreter shows us how the washing would have been done using a washboard and wringer.
Thursday Threads – Washing Wool: It’s Spring Cleaning Week at Billings Farm at Home. Today Tiana shows us what wool looks like before and after cleaning, and the steps in between.