The children in Willows (Year 4) learnt how to use a shave horse and draw knife. They then used this new skill to strip the bark off some willow staves so that could then be turned into an Iron Age warp weighed loom. Working in small groups they created the frame of the loom and then attached all the threads and weights that are needed to make the loom ready to weave on next week. The project allowed the children to experience different tools and materials, learn new knots and ways of working with string and wool. To put the warp threads onto the loom took a lot of time and helped the children develop their patience and sustained focus, another gift of the project!