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, picking insects off cactus for dye, spinning and dyeing yarn, and weaving on looms.  Learn some ancient pre-Incan symbols that the Inca still weave into textiles worn today.  And, weave a colorful yarn armband.

Best for ages 8 years +
90 minutes


BUILD A SERIES WITH:

Finger Knitting

Native California: Miwok & Ohlone

Olmec, Maya, & Aztec

Southern China

Southwest Native America

West Africa

Natural Dyeing