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Lycéen

Weaver's Memory

Duration: 1 hour


Location: Museum of Weaving and Silk


Goals :
- Listen to the testimony of a professional weaver
- Understand the work of the weaver, the different weaving trades, the pace of work
- Discover the evolution of the weaver's work

Contents:
- Interview with a weaver
- Questions asked about the weaver's trade, its developments, the organization of
his days, his working time, the type of fabric produced, ... and the taking of notes of the answers
- Free questions
- Observation of the looms in operation

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

+ weaving option on small looms.

Half-day rate: € 4 per child

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Weaving and its techniques

Duration: 1 hour


Location: Museum of Weaving and Silk


Goals :
- Find out where the silk thread comes from
- Learn the techniques of weaving
- Understand the evolution of weaving


Contents:
- History of weaving and its specificities in the Morning Mountains
- Explanation of the silkworm cycle and the unwinding of the cocoon to obtain the silk thread
- Explanation of the basics of weaving and Jacquard mechanics
- Observation of working looms, from the oldest (1850) to the most modern (2000)

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

+ weaving option on small looms.

Half-day rate: € 4 per student

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A site witness to the industrial revolution

Duration: 2h


Location: Weaving and Silk Museum and village


Goals :
- Understand the history of weaving in the Morning Mountains
- Learn the techniques of weaving and its evolutions
- Study the industrial revolution through the architecture of the factories in the village and their operation

Content
- Guided tour of the museum with observation of the looms in operation, from the oldest (1850) to the most modern (2000)
- Visit of the village through its industrial architecture to better understand the progress generated by the Industrial Revolution, especially in the textile sector
- Challenge: students must take a photo of a list of architectural elements

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

Half-day rate: € 4 per student

Weaving today: visit to a company

Duration: 2h


Location: Weaving and Silk Museum and textile company


Goals :
- Understand the history of weaving in the Morning Mountains
- Learn the techniques of weaving and its evolutions
- Discover today's weaving and how it works through a visit to a high-end weaving company *
* subject to company availability

Content
- Guided tour of the museum with observation of the looms in operation, from the oldest (1850) to the most modern (2000) (see workshop Weaving and its techniques)
- Visit of a high-end weaving factory

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

Half-day rate: € 4 per student

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