Mishkan/Life In Biblical Times
Spinning & Dyeing
Spin Yarn for the Mishkan
Best for ages 10 & up
Try your hand at spinning fluffy batts of wool into strong, even yarn of four colors for the Mishkan's famous tapestries and priestly clothing. Next ply 6 of each color into four strands of 6-ply yarn. Finally, ply the 6-ply yarns into 24-ply (without gold thread) and 28-ply (with "gold" thread) yarn and do a simple weaving pattern to explore how it looks.
Length: 45 minutes for each group of 20 or fewer children and adults
Cost: $5/person; one teacher per group free; adults who have done this program before are free; $350 minimum (you may be able to be piggy-backed before or after another group for a smaller minimum). Or $400/ 3-4 hours for as many participants as we can accomodate in a quicker version requiring a great deal of active participation from you and your staff. $1/mile travelling fee.