Fibre Arts and Design

Dear Div. 9

This term our class has explored the Medieval genre and we have looked at many machines and inventions of the time.  In the late Medieval Period many farms were turned over to sheep farming.  Cloth was a very profitable business in this time period.   The spinning wheel was a great invention that originated in China and made its way to Europe.  Several children in the class have completed an inquiry project on the spinning wheel and the Silk Road as well as the trade routes between Asia and Europe.  Did you know that it took three years for merchants to travel from Asia to England?  Our class is learning how to spin wool on a wheel.