Monday, August 23, 2010

Upper Canada Village

Myself, B and a few co-workers visited Upper Canada Village this past Saturday. I haven't been there since I was about 7-9 years old, and I loved it! It was better than I remembered and was expecting. My favorite parts were the spinning room:

The table full of yarn and what was used to dye them (carrot greens, onion skins, goldenrod, some Mexican beetle, roots, indigo, nutmeg and tree bark):

There is also a wool mill at UCV, where there are piles of sheep wool!

I also loved the printing press. All those letters! We even got to try our hand at typesetting. It was slow, but fun!

We also saw lots of animals... I loved the piglets.. one of them tried to suckle my finger and thumb!

And the sheep were so cute! This male came right up to us and posed for pictures.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The piles of dyed wool were amazing - interesting that they dye takes better before it's carded and spun!