Weaving the Fabric

of Community

 

South Hiram Elementary School, grade 4, 2011

 

The abandoned woolen mill in the center of Kezar Falls came to life for these 4th graders, as they heard stories from former mill workers about rats lurking behind the looms and the lunch bell that rang out over the town. By visiting a sheep farm in Porter they learned where wool comes from, and how it can be spun by hand.

 

 

Materials: acrylic paint and permanent marker on 4x6 ft. masonite panels

 

collaborators: Parsonsfield Porter Historical Society and community elders

 

grant support: Maine Community Foundation and the South Hiram PTC