Drawings of Anglo-Saxons


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How Anglo-Saxons made their clothes

The Anglo-Saxons made most of their clothes from wool, although some clothes were also made from linen. Silk was imported from the east and was used for clothes by the very rich.

To make clothes from wool they would have had to:

Process of making clothes Spin wool weaving wool Shearing sheep Wash and comb wool dying wool sewing cloth

To find out more about each step click on the appropriate picture.

Who would have made Anglo-Saxon clothes?

It was the job of women to make the material for clothes and then sew them together. Anglo-Saxon women would have spent much of their time spinning and weaving. Girls would have been taught to spin wool from a young age and weave as they got older. All children would probably have been expected to wash and comb wool.

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