Colonial and Pioneer Spinning and Weaving

Jamie Root

Spinning and weaving in early American history were important to the survival of settlers and vital to the development of the Industrial Revolution.  Students learn how the entire family shared the tasks of making cloth.  Students will experience various spinning techniques, tools used, and the processes used to create fabric during this time in our nation's development. 


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at




Grade Levels: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $127 single, $109 each for 2 or more on the same day; Materials fee of $2 per student / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Year-round

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teacher Guide: colonial and pioneer spinning and weaving

Requirements: Table; chair; all workshops take place in same room. Teachers must be present for all workshops.

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