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From cocoon to silk thread

Duration: 1 hour

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

Location: Museum of Weaving and Silk

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

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

Contents:

- Touch the silk (fabrics and threads)

- Explanation of the legend of Xi-Ling-Shi and the Silk Road

- Observation of living silkworms and explanation of their life cycle

- Memory activity (definitions to find)

- Demonstrations of unwinding silkworm cocoons

- Silk weaving demonstrations on real looms

+ weaving option on small looms

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

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Wool in all its forms!

Duration: day (4h)

Location: Kalmia Farm and 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

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

Contents:

- Visit of the farm
- Demonstrations and initiation to carding and
spinning wool
- Discovery of other yarns produced by
animals
- Weaving workshop on small table looms

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In the skin of a weaver

Duration: 1 hour


Location: Museum of Weaving and Silk


Goals :
- Learn the basics and the principle of weaving
- Determine the different elements of the loom
- Understand the evolution of weaving techniques

Contents:
- Explanation of the basics of weaving on a small loom
- Memory activity: correctly place the elements of the profession
- Observation of the looms in operation
- Activity: find out what types of fabrics are made by the museum trades

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

+ option painting on fabric or weaving on small looms.

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

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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 will need to know more about it.

+ weaving option on small looms.

Half-day rate: € 4 per child