6 - Weaving Around the World
The building we are renovating, as part of David Livingstone Birthplace, used to be a cotton mill. This is where David was born and where he worked as a piecer, when he was a child.
Here, raw cotton was spun into threads which were then woven into fabrics in a different factory. There are many different ways to weave fabric but it all starts by spinning raw fibres into threads.
Watch this video of people all over the world weaving fabrics.
Now have a go at weaving your own fabric on a mini loom by downloading our Learning To Weave Worksheet (PDF).