Be an Object Detective – can you guess what today’s Mystery Object is?
Here are some clues to help you:
Looking at this object, can you guess what material it is made of?
What shapes do you see when you look at this artifact?
What do you think this artifact was used for?
Do we use any tools like this today?
Yesterday’s Mystery Object was a pair of wool carders.
Made mostly of wood, the carders have little metal teeth poking out of them. Wool carders are used for cleaning the debris and dirt out of sheep’s wool. Once the wool is sheared from the sheep, you would take one carder in each hand. The wool is placed in between the two carders which are then brushed against each other. The wool is pulled between the teeth of the two carders and all the debris falls out. Then the wool is removed from the carders and prepared to make yarn.