The younger children got an opportunity to practice their wool weaving skills with Karin and produced some beautiful pieces of weaving.
The children really enjoyed learning the age old skill of hand-weaving with Katrin today. The Industrial Revolution started with the weaving loom. Weaving cloth by hand is very time consuming and the weaving mills changed society completely. Weaving by hand gives the children a clear insight into how the process works and is also amazingly satisfying and creative.
Just a note to let you know about the event planned in Dunmanway Library for Cruinniú na nÓg this year. For those of you unfamiliar with the day, it is a national day of creativity and play for children brought to you under the Creative Ireland programme. This year they are offering families a two day workshop called “Where We Live” with artist Julie O’Hea.
Workshops are free of charge & booking is essential.
Further details here :
Following the time honoured tradition of St. Brigid’s Day, we weaved rushes into crosses.
Every child had a cross going home. Many thanks to the children of the Senior classes
who gave so willingly of their time and helped the younger children to make their crosses.
We even made some extra ones which will be distributed in the church tonight.