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At-Home Anthro LIVE

Weaving with Recycled Materials

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Friday, Apr. 19, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET


A 3/4 finished woven tapestry.

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators!

The process of weaving allows people to take thin pieces of thread, yarn, or plant material and turn it into strong cloth and baskets. It is a simple yet sophisticated technology that developed independently in cultures all over the world. In honor of Earth Day, students will join Penn Museum educators to learn more about weaving techniques from around the world and then try some paper weaving of their own.

Recommended materials: Two blank sheets of paper (preferably colored paper), scissors, and a ruler.

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