Weaving in Primary 6/7

Primary 6/7 recently took part in a seven week weaving project. Sarah a community artist brought along local volunteers Nan, Maria and John who all used to work in the West Mills in Haddington. The West Mills are now being redeveloped into flats. The class learned how to use weaving techniques such as warp and wefts. With the weaver’s expert tuition primary 6/7 started making weaving patterns. These patterns were then collected and will be judged at a later date possibly by the world famous fashion designer Vivian Westwood. This winning design will then be taken to Dalgliesh’s Mill in Selkirk and woven into a real piece of tartan cloth. The piece of tartan will be displayed in the new John Gray Centre which opens next year.
We also used a hand loom in the class to create a piece of cloth from a swatch chosen by the class. Crea’s was the winning weaving sample and was made into a piece of cloth. All the class thoroughly enjoyed this project and learned new skills from Nan, Maria and John. Here are some photographs which show some of our work.


A surprise visitor at our assembly today gave us cause to celebrate success!

At the end off last term, Primary 6/7 had entered a competition while at a Food and Farming event hosted by East Links Farm. Today, Karen Somerville of the Royal Highland Education Trust came to tell us that, from the whole of East Lothian, we had 5 prize winners. Congratulations to Anya Wyllie, Aiysha Oz, Paul Cunningham, Crea Campbell and an extra mention for Emma de Costa, who is the overall winner for East Lothian. Great work, everyone!