Homespun 2020: Textile Craft Activities for Children

Beverly L. York and Suzanne LaTulipe

Windham Textile and History Museum

These textile craft videos were funded by a grant from the Last Green Valley. Click on the links to see each video.

Homespun 2020: How to Make Puppets from Wooden Spoons at the Mill Museum

Homespun 2020: Basic Weaving at the Mill Museum

Homespun 2020: Ojo de Dios at the Mill Museum

Homespun 2020: How to Dye Yarn at the Mill Museum

Making Textiles in Colonial Connecticut

Before the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, thread and cloth were made by hand.


Above: How to make linen from flax.


Above: Flax break.

Above: Hetchel.

Above: Flax wheel.

Above: Flyer on flax wheel.


Above: How to make wool from fleece.

Above: Cards.

Above: Great wheel.

Above: Niddy noddy.

Above: Quill winder.

Above: Click reel.

Above: Mechanism on click reel.

Above: Swift.