Scottish Spinning and Weaving
Spinning and weaving were essential skills in 18th century highlander life. Clothing was not a luxury, but rather a survival item. Cold wet and unpleasant weather necessitated that highlanders understand how to raise sheep, process wool and fabricate the fibers into wearable and warm items. Come see a demonstration of spinning and weaving at the Spinning and Weaving tent. Demonstrators will show you how it's done and what the finished products look like.
Today, spinning and weaving are skills done for pleasure and artistic design rather than necessity. Spinning wheels and weaving looms have become portable and available to anyone interested in acquiring them. If you would like to see spinning and weaving as well as a visual display of the many steps involved in wool processing, stop by and watch and learn from experts.