Dyed Silk

Kindergarten

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From cocoon to silk thread

Duration: 1 hour

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Location: Museum of Weaving and Silk

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Goals :

- Understand what silk is and where it comes from

- Observe living silkworms and understand their cycle

- Find out how the silk thread is obtained and what it is used for

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Contents:

- Touch the silk (fabrics and threads)

- Listen to the legend of Chinese Princess Xi-Ling-Shi

- Observation of living silkworms and explanation of their life cycle (memory activity)

- Demonstrations of unwinding silkworm cocoons

- Silk weaving demonstrations on real looms

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Half-day rate: € 4 per child (+ € 1 painting on fabric)

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Duration: day (4h)

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Location: Kalmia Farm - Weaving and Silk Museum

Monday and Wednesday only (every day during school holidays)

Goals :

- Discover the breeding of another woolly animal: the alpaca

- Understand the treatment of wool before its use

- Understand how and why wool is used

Contents:

- Visit of the farm

- Demonstrations and introduction to carding and wool spinning

- Memory activity: reconstruct the different stages of wool preparation

- Discovery of other threads produced by animals (memory activity)

- Weaving demonstrations on looms

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Price: 9 € per child

Wool in all its forms!

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