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Colonial Trip

The fifth and sixth graders at Natoma are studying colonial America.  In an effort to get an idea of the extensive processes necessary to make clothing during that time period, the class took a short trip to The Studio in downtown Natoma.  There, Jill Koelling shared many materials and processes with the students.  She had samples of various types of raw fleece as well as cotton.  The students especially liked the softer wools, and some were interested in the seeds still being in the cotton.  Mrs. Koelling went on to demonstrate the numerous time-consuming processes that were necessary to finally have a fiber that was ready to make into fabric that a garment could then be made from.  All those in attendance were amazed at the tools, time, effort, and skill necessary to make one piece of clothing.  Mrs. Koelling showed some items she owns that were made from natural fibers like the colonists would have used, as well as some items that are for sale at The Studio that she has made using these processes.

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