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Thoughts from a Spinner

Thoughts from a Spinner

So the world has figured out that repetitive hand motion calms the mind Not a very new discovery- just another on of those things that got lost along the way. All throughout the prehistory and history of mankind- humans have been creating  stone tools, bows, arrowheads,  baskets, spinning fibers, building, planting, harvesting- this is what...

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Date palm and Lulav Basket weaving course

Date palm and Lulav Basket weaving course

This is the season- the dates have been picked and all the palm branches are left for basketweaving. Learn how to weave beautiful and useful baskets out of the natural materials growing in Israel. Course entails 6 classes which will take place at the Kedma Ancient Crafts Center in Shilo 1st and 2nd classes will...

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Spinning and Natural Dyeing classes in Shilo

Spinning and Natural Dyeing classes  in Shilo

Learn to spin wool from raw fleece and the age old craft  of dyeing with plants. Learn the traditional dye plants and experiment with new. Course entails 5  two and a half hour classes Introduction to fiber preparation and spinning Learning about mordants and dye plants Dyeing and experimenting Next 3 classes will be dyeing...

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Tola’at HaShani

Last week a group of people went to the community of Neveh Tzuf to relearn to identify the Tola’at HaShani. The Tola’at was the source of the red dye used in biblical times and more specifically the dye used to  color the wool for the priests clothing and the Parochet in the Mishkan and Temple....

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Connections

One of the things that I really love about weaving is the way it connects us through our hands  to all cultures around the world and to many many generations before us. I love to think while I’m weaving about all the hands that did the same things that mine do. Most of us have...

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An exciting development

New archaeological digs starting at Tel Shilo. Come help dig up the rich past of Shilo. 02-9948013

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