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Bonfired Pots and Weaving 2004

Our group worked with the village primary school on methods probably used by the Anglo-Saxons when making pots and when dyeing, spinning and weaving fabric. 

The boys and girls all enjoyed this and we fired the pots in a bonfire kiln, built of brick and fuelled by oak sawdust, which was erected in the school car park.  All the pots survived the firing except for one small dish that cracked. 

The children had also made the posters for the wild flower survey that took place throughout the village and were very interested in the uses that their Anglo-Saxon ancestors had made of the wild flowers around them.