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INCA: LLAMAS & LOOMS

INCA: LLAMAS & LOOMS

The Andes is one of the highest mountain ranges in the world, home to llamas whose fleece produces warm woolly clothing that lasts a lifetime.  Learn about the whole process--from shearing llamas, harvesting insects for dye, spinning and dyeing yarn, and weaving on looms.  Learn some of the ancient pre-Incan symbols that weavers still use in textiles worn today, and weave a colorful yarn armband/hair scrunchie.

 

Working with fibers helps with fine motor skills, stress reduction, cognitive improvement, boosts self-esteem, and regulates anxiety, happiness, and mood!

 

Making Tsikuli / Gods' Eyes is also an option.


Best for ages 8 years +
90 minutes


BUILD A SERIES WITH:

Finger Knit It

Let's Dye

Mesoamerican Gods' Eyes

Native California: Miwok & Ohlone

Olmec, Maya & Aztec

Southern China

Southwest Native America

West Africa

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