Knitting has always been an important skill required for making warm clothes in cold climates. But before you can even begin to knit, you need the basic tools - a set of knitting needles, and some yarn. Here, Ruth will show how you can make your own knitting pins - using sticks, a pencil sharpener and a little bit of sandpaper.
Suited to children of all ages.
• Two sticks - 2 x 24cm lengths of 6mm dowel
• 2 wooden beads with 6mm holes
• Pencil sharpener (topper/parer)
• Small piece of sandpaper
• Beeswax and a soft cloth
• PVA glue
• Pair of secateurs - or - a junior hacksaw
For more information:
Ruth Marshall is a member of the Heritage in Schools Panel of Specialists.