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All students at odyssey heights learn to: knit, crochet, weave, drop spin yar, dye yarn, felt, sew, and more…

  • All girls learn to knit in September on the first overnight trip.

  • On the other overnight trips girls learn to crochet, drop spin, dye yarn, and do small/tapestry weaving.

  • With all the time that we spend travelling to day and overnight trips, knitting, crochet, and weaving gives girls something fun and productive to do while travelling.

  • Fibre arts is part of the Middle School Visual and Fibre Arts curriculum.

  • All students participate in the monthly Fibre Arts Club meetings on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:25pm

  • All girls can learn to spin yarn on a drop spindle and there is an optional portable spinning wheel package.

Incredibly strong connections to science, engineering, math, and computer science:

Computer binary code, and the first working computer code storage (punch cards) originated with the Jacquard weaving looms of the 1800s.

Knitting is, at its fundamentals, a binary code featuring top-down design, standardized submodules, and recursive logic that relies on ratios, mathematical principles, and an intuitive grasp of three-dimensional geometry.
— ~Kim Brody Salazar ~ Fibre artist and designer