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Shop Knitting Wool & Yarn Online

Can I purchase yarn at Spotlight?

Yes you can! Check out the wide variety of different yarns available at Spotlight, and get creative with some knitting or crochet projects, or encourage your kids to try some crafts such as making pom-poms, felting or embroidery. With a wide variety of yarns on offer, including wools, cotton, acrylic, blends and novelty yarns, the possibilities are endless.

What are the differences between the various types of yarn?

Yarn can be made of all kinds of different materials, but the most common ones are:

  • animal based such as wool (which comes in many different varieties including long-haired and fluffy) and silk.
  • plant based such as cotton and linen, and more recently also bamboo.
  • synthetic like acrylic, nylon and rayon.

Each type of yarn has its own advantages and disadvantages, often in relation to how it can be washed or how well it will stand up to wear and tear.

In addition, you will find descriptions such as variegated yarn, which means it changes colour along the strand and creates a multi-coloured effect) – novelty yarn, which can include all kinds of embellishments including long strands, beads, pom-poms, and more, and blended yarns, which may be a combination of two different materials such as cotton and rayon, or wool and acrylic. Metallic yarns have small pieces of shiny material woven into them, which creates a shiny or glittery effect.

Which is the best yarn for me to use?

That very much depends on what you are making, and what the end product is intended to do. For instance, baby clothes need to be soft but also washable, so making them from pure wool is not always the best option as it is likely to shrink, and a soft acrylic will do a much better job. If you are making a soft summer garment such as a top or shawl, you may want to use cotton or a cotton blend to make the item pleasant to wear in hot weather, while a winter scarf would be better done in a chunky wool or acrylic blend. Budget is also a consideration, as you can purchase many great value cheaper yarns, or go for small batch hand-dyed yarns if money is no object.

What else should I know about yarns?

Many yarns are dyed in batches, so it is advisable to make sure you buy enough yarn in one go, as buying the same shade later may result in a (usually slight) colour difference. Many novelty yarns are only suitable for knitting but do not lend themselves to crochet due to the different actions involved.

What about the accessories and tools?

You can count on Spotlight to provide you with everything you need to complete your creative projects. We stock knitting needles, crochet hooks, stitch markers and holders, pom-pom makers, scissors, looms and felting tools to name but a few. There are even pattern books to inspire you, so check out our complete knitting and crochet range today and find everything you need at Spotlight!

Wool Yarn For Knitting & Crochet

Can I purchase wool yarns at Spotlight?

Yes, Spotlight has a great collection of wool yarns suitable for knitting, crochet and various other types of craft project. As well as wool yarn, you can find acrylic, cotton, blended and novelty yarns here at Spotlight, all available at great prices and in a huge selection of colours and thicknesses, from very fine mercerised cotton to super chunky yarn. Why not browse the whole collection today to see what is on offer? Also available from Spotlight are knitting needles, crochet hooks and all manner of craft tools, accessories and essentials to complete your projects.

Why should I use wool yarn?

Wool is a great natural yarn and has been used for centuries to keep us warm and comfortable. It is primarily sourced from sheep, but can also originate from goats, alpacas, and other animals. When spun into yarn, it still retains the natural abilities of the fibre in its original state. Here are some of the main benefits of wool yarn:

1. Insulation: wool has great insulating properties that trap your body heat and provide you with a layer of comfort on even the coldest days.
2. Breathability: the same air that keeps you warm in winter, can help wool to keep you cool in summer.
3. Strength: wool is one of the strongest natural fibres, and this strength makes woollen garments very durable.
4. Anti-crease: wool has a great resistance to creasing, so you can stuff a jumper in a bag and pull it out again crease free!
5. Water resistant: wool can soak up to 20% of its own weight before it begins to feel damp, and moisture evaporates quickly from it.
6. Fire-resistant: wool is naturally fire-resistant and will char rather than burn, extinguishing itself when the flame is removed.
7. Repels dirt: wool naturally resists static, and with that dirt or dust, and stains are easy to remove from it.
8. Ease of use: last but not least, wool is a great yarn to use if you are a beginner, it holds its tension well and is easy to handle for novice knitters or crochet lovers.

What types of wool yarn are available at Spotlight?

You will find a great variety of wool yarns at Spotlight, in different colours and styles including plain, with a marble or tweed effect (small flecks of colour) or variegated /self-striping, where different colours are combined in the yarn. Wool yarn is available in different thicknesses, usually referred to as ply. As the number of the ply goes up, the yarn becomes thicker, so 8 ply is thicker than 5 ply, and 12 ply is thicker than 8 ply, and so on.

Does Spotlight stock other yarns too?

Yes, if you decide that wool yarn is not suitable for your project, take a look at the large selection of cotton yarns, acrylic yarns, and blended yarns that are available here, to find your ideal yarn.

Acrylic Yarn & Wool For Knitting & Crochet

Can I purchase acrylic yarn at Spotlight?

Yes, we have a wide selection of acrylic and other yarns available here at Spotlight, for all your knitting, crochet and other craft needs. Yarns are available in a huge range of colours and thicknesses, and in balls of different weights, so you can buy as much or as little as you need for your project.

What do the various thicknesses of yarns mean?

Wool, acrylic and cotton yarns are often categorised with the definition ply. Generally, the higher the ply, the thicker the yarn. Therefore, 8ply is thicker than 5 ply, which in turn is thicker than 2 ply. Confusingly, the terminology is not always the same across the world and US and British terms for yarns can differ from those used in Australia. In this way, 8 ply yarn is referred to in Britain as Double Knit or DK, while in the US it may be called light worsted. Luckily, most yarn labels will provide useful information as to the size of knitting needle or crochet hooks required to work a particular yarn.

At Spotlight, most of our yarns also carry a handy tension guide for knitters which tells you how many stitches and rows make up a trial square of 10cm x 10cm. If yours comes out larger or smaller, you may need to adjust your tension or try different sized needles!

What are the benefits of using acrylic yarn?

Acrylics are a man-made fibre, but they have some benefits over natural products such as wool, cotton or silk.

  • Range of colours. Because acrylics are man-made fibres, they will take just about every colour dye imaginable and are available in a vast range of colours.
  • Value for money. Acrylic fibres are made in large quantities and are some of the cheapest yarns available on the market.
  • Easy to clean. Unlike wool, acrylic yarns can be washed in the machine without too much worry about shrinking or pilling (low temperatures are advised).
  • Durable. Acrylic fibres are very durable, so are perfect for items that are meant to last.
  • Lightweight. Acrylic yarn is lightweight so if you are making a large item such as a blanket, it will keep you warm without weighing too much.
  • Hypo-allergenic. Because acrylics are a man-made yarn, people who are allergic to wool can bear it next to their skin.

Of course, there are some drawbacks to using acrylic yarns too, because it is not as breathable as natural yarns, it holds on to water more than wool, and also it can melt more easily if exposed to hot temperatures or open flame.

What types of acrylic yarn are available in the range?

Choose from pretty pastels, vibrant colours, variegated yarns and speciality yarns including frizzy, furry and with pompoms. There are also some yarns that are a mixture of different fibres, such as for instance a wool, acrylic and viscose blend. See individual product descriptions for details and prices.

Wool Yarn For Knitting & Crochet

Making Your Knitting Yarn Selection Easy

Just starting out with knitting, but no idea on the type of knitting yarn you require. No need to panic, as Spotlight provides crafters with this comprehensive guide to the various types of knitting yarn and their properties. So, if you have held off on a purchase because of a lack of knowledge, be sure to read on!

What Are The Knitting Yarn Weight Categories?

One of the first things to look at is the weight categories, especially if you have a specific project in mind. Now, the weight can influence how your project looks in the end, so these are the categories you should be aware of when it comes to yarn selection.

0 weight: This is the finest type of yarn you will find out there and is obviously used for lace designs. Be warned when working with this kind of yarn, as it tangles very easily! So, this type of yarn should only be used by crochet or knitting enthusiasts with a little more experience and the appropriate tools

1 – 3 weight: Yarn with a weight number from one to three is fine yarn, which is used for lighter accessories such as socks and children’s garments. You can also see this yarn marked as “sport weight”.

4 weight: When you need a medium yarn, then you are looking for the number 4. This is also referred to as worsted yarn and is recommended for beginners. It is a common yarn used in a variety of projects as well, this ranges from scarves to sweaters.

5 – 6 weight: This is the thickest yarn available, used for those bulky looking accessories. You can also use this type of yarn for blankets, as it provides your project with lots of definition. Like our previous suggestion, this type of yarn is also suitable for beginners.

What Are Common Knitting Yarns And Their Benefits?

When you take a quick glance at our entire yarn collection, you will notice a tremendous amount of options. But what are the most common and what benefits do they have?

Wool: When you think of yarn, you probably think of wool. It is an affordable material that is easy to work with for most beginners. In addition to that, it is used in countless applications from sweaters to scarves.

There are two things to consider when you work with wool though. Firstly, some people can be allergic to the material, so keep this in mind when you use this for garments. Secondly, wool is harder to maintain and can only be washed on a gentle cycle.

Cotton: If you require something with easier maintenance, then you should look at cotton. This material is one of the most common fabric fibres on the market, which also brings you lots of affordable yarn options.

Cotton is also a favourite choice of advanced crafters, as this material shows off your stiches really well. On the flipside, beginners may find that it shows mistakes a lot easier too. So, cotton might not be the best too begin with. Instead, choose wool or a thicker acrylic until you become more proficient.

Cashmere: If you have the budget, then you can look into a luxury yarn such as cashmere. The material is super soft and often becomes softer as it is worn. Of course, such brilliant qualities do come with a higher price tag and a lot more maintenance.

Silk: Like our previous suggestion, silk needs a gentle hand wash or dry cleaning, but you do get so many benefits in return. It is smooth, beautiful, and has a lovely sheen that cannot be matched by most materials. Of course, silk is more expensive than cotton or wool, so we recommend waiting with silk until you mastered your crochet and knitting skills.

Rayon: When you do not have the budget for silk, you could choose the manmade version in the form of Rayon. It is considerably cheaper than silk and provides a similar appearance. It also dyes well, so you can find a lot of this yarn in bold colours.

You can also wash rayon in the washing machine, which makes maintenance just as easy as cotton. However, always make sure that you check the care label beforehand.

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Yarn Types And Weight Explained

When you work with yarn on a regular basis, you already know that not all yarn is the same. In fact, some yarns are heavier, while others are considerably lighter. They can also be made from different yarn fibres, which directly influences the suitability of certain yarns for your project. Today, we take a closer look at yarn types and their weight, this will help you determine which yarn is most suitable for the project you have in mind.

What Are The Most Common Yarn Fibres I Can Encounter?

Certain yarn fibres are more common than others. In this overview, we look at some of the most common yarn fibres and their properties.

Wool yarn fibres are incredibly common among crafters. Embellished with properties such as warmth and durability, it is not difficult to see why many people prefer wool yarn.

While basic wool yarn has advantages, one must consider that basic wool yarn can feel a little itchy when used on garments. Some people are allergic to wool as well, so make sure to check this if you decide on making a jumper or a scarf for someone.

There are also some variants of basic wool on the market and one of them is Merino wool. Merino wool is a strong favourite among crafters, mainly because of its soft properties without the allergic reaction regular wool can cause. Of course, this type of wool does have one downside and that is pilling.

When you look for wool yarn, you can also encounter so-called alpaca wool. Considerably warmer than all other natural fibres out there, Alpaca wool should only be used in projects where such warmth is required.

If you do not mind investing a little more, you could look into cashmere yarn. Known for its fluffy qualities, it is undoubtedly one of the favoured yarns for garments. That being said, cashmere is not as strong as some of the other fibres mentioned before.

Cotton yarn is another popular option, especially where strength is concerned. It does have a more serious downside though, as this type of yarn can highlight problems with your stitching. Therefore, this kind of yarn should only be used by more experienced crafters.

If you are looking for some affordable yarns, on the other hand, be sure to take a look at acrylic yarn. Acrylic is a manmade fibre and therefore relatively inexpensive. In short, perfect for beginners who want to put their skills to the test.

Finally, you can consider some silk yarn. Like cashmere, silk yarn can be more expensive. However, you do get quality such as strength and an elegant appearance in return. Please note that materials such as silk can be rather slippery, this means it may not be that suitable for beginners.

What Should I Consider When It Comes Down To Yarn Weight?

While most of the properties of yarn are displayed on the label, it can be useful to know the different types of weight available, this helps you to select the right yarn a little easier.

One of the thinnest and lightest yarns available is the so-called lace yarn. It is a yarn that often finds applications for lace-inspired shawls and detailing. However, it is not as suitable for full constructed garments.

The second lightest type of yarn is so-called fingering yarn. Even though it is somewhat thicker than lace yarn, it does provide some fine stitches that can be useful for detailing.

Sport yarn is another thickness you can encounter. Sport yarn is twice as thick as regular fingering yarn, this means it does have a lot more applications. Its most popular application? Sports socks!

Crafters could also encounter worsted yarn, which is the most popular yarn for beginners. Worsted yarn is suitable for almost all crafting projects too, so most crafters will have a lot of this yarn in their crafting room. If you are unsure which yarn you should stock up on, worsted yarn should be your first go-to.

Finally, you can also encounter bulky yarn, this is the type of yarn used for those quick projects where fast knits are required. While the result may look a little chunkier, quickness is the key with this yarn.

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Learn All There Is to Know About Wool Blends

Crafters who are getting a little more advanced in the art of knitting or crochet might start to explore some other options than basic balls of yarn. One of these more advanced options is the wool blend. If you are not yet familiar with the wool blend, but want to learn more about it, be sure to read the information provided by Spotlight below.

What Is a Wool Blend?

A wool blend is a specific type of wool made from both natural and synthetic fibres. Thanks to this combination, knitting and crochet lovers can take advantage of the qualities and benefits both types of fibres can provide.

What Are Wool Blends Used for?

Wool blends are usually a little smoother than basic wool, given the fact it has been combined with synthetic fibre. In some cases, the wool can be combined with silk too, which makes the material softer. Based on the blend, wool blends can have various applications.

One of the benefits of adding synthetics to wool is its water-wicking and quick-drying abilities – this makes the material suitable for projects that may encounter water – this could be a light jacket or sports clothing. Synthetic fibres are also quite resistant against pilling and abrasions, which makes them even more suitable for the creation of clothing.

Of course, crafters are not obligated to use wool blends in clothing, but it is an excellent application for it. Nevertheless, wool blends could technically be used in most of your crafting projects.

Which Wool Blends Could I Obtain at Spotlight?

Spotlight offers a great variety of wool blends – this to ensure that each crafter can find the perfect wool blend for his or her crafting project. Since we have a large range of wool blends, customers can also count on a variety of colours – this includes multicoloured options, but also basics such as black, red, blue, yellow, pink, and more.

What Does the Word “Ply” Mean in the Product Names?

When you look at some of the product names of wool blends in our catalogue, you will often see the word “ply”. Ply is a word used by manufacturers to indicate wool that consists of two or more single yarns twisted together. For example, if you find a product that says it is two-ply yarn, it means it consists of two different strands.

The ply count does have a purpose where your wool blends are concerned. Usually, the higher the ply count, the stronger your wool is. So, if you are working on a project where durability is a must, then you should be looking for wool blends with the highest ply count.

Is There Any Way I Can Evaluate the Quality of the Yarn Without Visiting the Store First?

Many customers prefer to purchase their wool and yarn online at Spotlight, but that does pose a unique problem. Most customers like to feel the material before they purchase, and this is not exactly possible online. Even though customers can come to our store to purchase their yarn and wool, there is another method customers can use to evaluate the quality of the wool without having to leave the convenience of their own home.

At Spotlight, we use a star rating system, which customers can use to evaluate products. Based on the star system, you can determine if a ball of yarn or a wool blend is the best choice for you. Of course, when in doubt you can always contact the team at the Spotlight store. We will be more than happy to help you choose the perfect wool blend for your needs.

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Can I purchase yarn at Spotlight?

Yes you can! Check out the wide variety of different yarns available at Spotlight, and get creative with some knitting or crochet projects, or encourage your kids to try some crafts such as making pom-poms, felting or embroidery. With a wide variety of yarns on offer, including wools, cotton, acrylic, blends and novelty yarns, the possibilities are endless.

What are the differences between the various types of yarn?

Yarn can be made of all kinds of different materials, but the most common ones are:

  • animal based such as wool (which comes in many different varieties including long-haired and fluffy) and silk.
  • plant based such as cotton and linen, and more recently also bamboo.
  • synthetic like acrylic, nylon and rayon.

Each type of yarn has its own advantages and disadvantages, often in relation to how it can be washed or how well it will stand up to wear and tear.

In addition, you will find descriptions such as variegated yarn, which means it changes colour along the strand and creates a multi-coloured effect) – novelty yarn, which can include all kinds of embellishments including long strands, beads, pom-poms, and more, and blended yarns, which may be a combination of two different materials such as cotton and rayon, or wool and acrylic. Metallic yarns have small pieces of shiny material woven into them, which creates a shiny or glittery effect.

Which is the best yarn for me to use?

That very much depends on what you are making, and what the end product is intended to do. For instance, baby clothes need to be soft but also washable, so making them from pure wool is not always the best option as it is likely to shrink, and a soft acrylic will do a much better job. If you are making a soft summer garment such as a top or shawl, you may want to use cotton or a cotton blend to make the item pleasant to wear in hot weather, while a winter scarf would be better done in a chunky wool or acrylic blend. Budget is also a consideration, as you can purchase many great value cheaper yarns, or go for small batch hand-dyed yarns if money is no object.

What else should I know about yarns?

Many yarns are dyed in batches, so it is advisable to make sure you buy enough yarn in one go, as buying the same shade later may result in a (usually slight) colour difference. Many novelty yarns are only suitable for knitting but do not lend themselves to crochet due to the different actions involved.

What about the accessories and tools?

You can count on Spotlight to provide you with everything you need to complete your creative projects. We stock knitting needles, crochet hooks, stitch markers and holders, pom-pom makers, scissors, looms and felting tools to name but a few. There are even pattern books to inspire you, so check out our complete knitting and crochet range today and find everything you need at Spotlight!

Searchlight Hawk with motion sensor

Crouched in the dark at home again? Can’t find the keyhole? All this could have been avoided if there was light! But pulling the wire, hanging the lights is very difficult and expensive. Grafy.ru found the simplest and brightest way of lighting – a wireless Hawk projector.

The lamp is powered by a built-in battery, which is charged by light. The floodlight can be easily charged in 3 hours even in bad weather, and with a full charge it is ready to shine continuously for up to 8 hours! Now light is available absolutely everywhere.No wires or batteries. No extra costs for electricity and light bulbs. Instant installation, no wizard or additional tools.

Specifications

Dimensions 10 x 12.5 cm
Brightness 600 Lumens
Quantity LEDs 20
Protection against moisture and dust IP65
Temperature to -15 degrees on the Goal this
Material impact resistant plastic
Motion sensor up to 5 m
Range up to 40 sq m
Battery capacity 1200 mAh

Floodlights – reviews, ratings and customer ratings

Dignity

The GLANZEN FAD-0001-10-SL floodlight, in my opinion, is the optimal solution for use as an additional illumination in everyday life when performing various kinds of work in places of insufficient illumination, for example: lighting in the closet, in the kitchen under the sink, in the pantry, etc. That is, it can be used as a portable lamp (control lamp, with additional equipment with “crocodiles”, for electrical installation work) ….. compact, lightweight, gives enough luminous flux ….. Recommend !!! can be adapted to a tripod …..

Disadvantages

The case is non-separable, so for my purposes I had to “trick” with my hands in order to replace the short lead ends with a power cable of the required length…… in the previous collapsible models, the replacement of the cable, for example, on the PVS was quite easy … but this is a trifle … but there is less chance of moisture getting inside the case …

Comment

The GLANZEN FAD-0001-10-SL floodlight is very compact – I didn’t expect it . …. really “little boy”, lightweight and does not take up much space in the tool bag.(I adapted a rag bag from under the faucet for the washstand) …. “magic wand” ….. for small volumes of illumination ….. for large volumes, take more power … from 30W, … I think so …. decide for yourself ….

Abstract of a master class on making wool crafts “Blanket”

Tsyrenova Maria Nikolaevna,

senior educator,

MBDOU d / s “Rosinka”, p.Suzha

Abstract of a master class

on making wool crafts “Blanket”

(Preparatory and senior group)

Purpose:

Involvement of children in the origins of the Buryat national culture, the formation of a holistic picture the world, broadening the horizons of children about the objective world.

Tasks:

1. Master the skills of making crafts – blankets. Make a craft together with children and educators.To be proud of our joint work, to take care of the work of adults and children.

2. Repeat the classification of animals (cow, horse, camel, goat, lamb – domestic animals among the Buryats).

3. Learn to understand each other. Discuss the process of joint activities and the result.

4. To create conditions for joint activities of children and adults.

5. To cultivate an emotionally positive attitude towards joint creativity.

Equipment: Projector, wool, blankets, pets, chest, needle and thread, microphone, camera, quiet music recording.

Preliminary work : Conduct conversations with children about the traditions of the Buryats.

Master class progress:

An audio recording of calm music sounds. Children are sitting at the table. The teacher comes in and invites the seminar participants and guests.

Educator:

Good afternoon! Good hour

We are starting a master class.

Come on in, do not hesitate,

Join the children.

Educator:

-Hello! Happy White Month!

– I congratulate you on the Sagaalgan holiday,

I wish you happiness and prosperity!

Let sorrows and sorrows pass you by,

And the body and spirit will be strong and healthy!

-I did not come to you empty-handed.Look (shows from the animal chest)

-Who is this? Cow (children’s answers)

-What benefits does it bring to people? What does it give? (children’s answers)

-Who is this? Horse (children’s answers)

, etc. (the most recent to name a sheep)

– Guys, what do we know about wool? ( Answers of children)

Educator:

– Buryats breed sheep to obtain wool. There used to be a lot of them, whole flocks. The sheep were sheared, after shearing, the wool was sorted, loosened, washed, dried and sent to a factory where they make yarn.Show presentation.

– What things are made from wool? ( Answers of children)

Educator:

Warm things are made of wool, they are worn in winter so as not to freeze. (to visually show the children things – mittens, socks, sweaters, etc.)

– In the old days, the Buryats themselves made a blanket out of wool (pulls out and shows the blanket)

-Now we will also try to make a blanket. But before we start doing finger exercises:

“Amazing”

Our fingers clenched tightly.

Surprisingly interesting!

(Children clench their left hand into a fist.)

It can be seen that they have become cool,

(They grasp the fist with their right hand and squeeze it tightly. )

We will cover them with a blanket.

(Then they change hands. Then they lower their hands and shake them slightly.)

Productive activity: (step by step instructions)

1. First we have to take the wool, stretch it;

2. Then carefully stuff the blanket with this wool;

3. After the adult sews up the edge.

-There are our blankets ready. My congratulations! These blankets, made by you, you will take to your playroom to hide the dolls.

Calm music sounds. The correspondent enters (a child with a camera).

Correspondent:

-Hello! I am a correspondent for the Rosinka newspaper. May I interview you?

-Could you please tell me if you enjoyed participating in the master class? What new and interesting things have you learned?

-Thanks.May I take a picture for our newspaper?

Educator:

We have finished now

Our master class.

We did our best for you.

References:

  1. www.nsportal.ru

  2. www.maam.ru

Master class on making a picture of wool “Peace on Earth”

MBUDO “Center for Children’s Art “

Title of work: master class on making a picture of wool

” Peace on Earth “

Author: teacher of additional education

Silina Yulia Sergeevna

Phone: 8-951-713-60-62

m.Gagarin, 2018

Purpose: formation of respect and pride for the heroic deeds of the Great Patriotic War veterans through the transfer of experience in making work in the technique of “Woolen watercolors”.

Tasks:

Educational: to acquaint students with a new kind of decorative and applied art – “woolen watercolors”; to form the concept of “woolen watercolors” , to teach the techniques of its implementation, to consolidate the knowledge of children about how the Russian people defended their homeland during the Great Patriotic War; to acquaint with the history of the appearance of the symbol of Peace – the dove; to form knowledge about the history of the St. George ribbon.

Developing: to develop interest, imagination, thinking, creative abilities of each child; develop students’ skills and abilities to work with wool, an eye, fine motor skills of hands.

Educational: to educate students to be accurate when performing a product, hard work, listening skills, sociability, composure, perseverance, ability to work in a team; to foster patriotism, love for the Motherland, the traditions of the Russian people, a desire to learn more about the past of their Motherland, a sense of respect for the veterans of the Great Patriotic War, pride in their heroic deeds.

Methodological equipment of the lesson: samples of works in the technique of woolen watercolors “, presentation for the lesson.

Equipment and tools: computer; projector; wool of white, blue, black, orange, yellow colors; frame 10 * 15 with glass; scissors; ready-made dove stencils from cardboard; self-adhesive velvet paper of any color; simple pencil.

Teaching methods: story, conversation, demonstration of finished works, explanation of new material, demonstration of the performance of work, practical work of children.

Terms: woolen watercolor, St. George ribbon, symbol of Peace.

Form of organization of activity: individual, frontal.

Students age: 8-10 years old.

Duration of the lesson: 90 minutes.

Course of the lesson.

I . Organizational moment – 2 minutes.

Greetings. Checking the readiness for the lesson.

II .Introductory conversation – 15 minutes.

Tell me, what great holiday will our country celebrate soon? (Children’s answers) (slide 1).

Quite right, this is the holiday of the Great Victory of the Soviet people over the German fascist invaders! This victory went very hard, many people died for the sake of saving you and me. Thanks to our ancestors, we are now enjoying life and can admire the beautiful landscapes of our Motherland! If it were not for them, there would be no Peace on Earth. What is the world? (Children express their opinion).Well done boys. Do you know who is the symbol of peace? (Answers of children). That’s right, it’s a dove (slide 2).

Guys, the great artist Pablo Picasso lived in France. He loved freedom, life, people and our planet very much. Picasso was an active fighter for Peace. Many of his paintings urged people to preserve Peace on Earth. After defeating the Nazis, he painted a wonderful picture: a beautiful white dove on a black background. And he called his painting “Dove of Peace”. Since then, the dove has become a symbol of the peace movement (slide 3).

Guys, you certainly know about the traditional action “St. George’s Ribbon” which has become in our country. But not everyone knows the history of this ribbon. Today I will tell you about this (slide 4).

St. George Ribbon – a two-color ribbon to the Order of St. George, St. George Cross, St. George Medal. Also, St. George ribbons on a peakless cap were worn by sailors of the ship’s Guards crew, awarded with the St. George flag. What are the colors in the St. George ribbon? (Answers of children). Right. Black and yellow-orange.They mean “smoke and fire” and are a sign of the soldier’s personal prowess on the battlefield. It is also believed that these colors symbolize death and resurrection. Saint George, according to the hagiographic literature, went through death three times and was resurrected twice. The ribbon, with some changes, was included in the Soviet award system under the name “Guards Ribbon” as a special insignia. St. George’s ribbons occupy the most honorable place among the numerous collective awards (distinctions) of units of the Russian army.

In our time, an interesting tradition has emerged associated with this ancient symbol. Which one? (children’s answers) True (slide 5).

Young people, on the eve of the Victory Day, tie a ribbon on clothes, bags, backpacks as a sign of respect, memory and solidarity with the heroic Russian soldiers who defended the freedom of our country in the distant 40s. The St. George Ribbon has a glorious history and deserves that its colors symbolize the Great Victory.

Today we will take as a basis these two wonderful symbols (white dove and St. George’s ribbon) and combine them in one composition.We will put it in a frame, making a wonderful gift to veterans, your grandmothers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers. Today we will not paint with brushes or paints, but with multi-colored wool. This type of arts and crafts is called “woolen watercolors”. For this type of “drawing” we need colored natural sheep’s wool, which tends to fall off. Thanks to this property, we don’t need glue to stick it to the paper. The wool itself will cling to the fibers of the velvet paper.

According to my stories and our conversation, you can already answer me what colors of wool we need. (Answers of children). Well done! For the pigeon, we need white, for the St. George ribbon – black and orange. In addition, we will take blue for the background, because the dove will fly in the sky. Tell me what else we need to work. (Children look at the materials on the table and name them, each has his own set on the table). Thank you, you named everything correctly (slide 6).

This is a 10 * 15 frame with glass, scissors, ready-made dove stencils made of cardboard, velvet paper.We need a stencil to transfer the pigeon figurine to our picture, this simplifies the work, since it is quite difficult to lay it out on our own. Before starting work, remember the safety precautions when working with dangerous tools. You have 2 dangerous objects on your tables – glass and scissors.

Safety precautions when making pictures.

Do not bring the sharp ends of the scissors close to your face.

Pass the scissors in rings forward and with closed blades.

The scissors should be placed on the side of the working hand during work, with the rings towards you.

Carefully pull the glass out of the frame and insert it without touching the sharp edge.

The glass should lie on a flat surface, away from hands, so as not to accidentally brush away or break it.

Do not inhale or blow on fine wool as it can enter the lungs and eyes and cause coughing or eye irritation.

III . Practical work – 50 minutes.

Take the frame with glass. Carefully take the cardboard out of the frame. We put the glass with a frame and protective thin paper aside, we will need them only at the end of the work.

We outline the cardboard on velvet paper. To do this, put the cardboard on the back of the velvet paper closer to the edge and outline the remaining sides with a simple pencil. Do not forget about saving material (slides 7.8).

Carefully and evenly cut the resulting rectangle with scissors. We have got a rectangle made of self-adhesive velvet paper (slides 9,10).

To stick the paper onto the cardboard, we need to peel off the protective layer from the adhesive layer of the velvet paper. Gently peel off (slides 11,12).

Carefully glue the velvet paper onto the cardboard that was pulled out of the frame. Each corner should match up with each other. If not glued evenly, then it will be very difficult to peel off. Therefore, it is better to try on several times before sticking it on completely.

Set aside the scraps and the remaining velvet paper. We only need a cardboard box with velvet paper glued on.We put it in front of us.

We start working with wool. We take the blue wool, take out thin strands from the skein and carefully lay out the background, smoothing each strand on velvet paper so that it sticks better and holds. The loose ends of the wool should extend beyond the cardboard so that the pattern does not turn out to be chopped off. Fill the entire cardboard box with blue wool. The background is ready (slide 13).

Now you need white wool. We take a sheet of protective thin paper that we pulled out of the frame.We carefully cut the white wool with scissors into this sheet very finely. The wool must be cut as much as will fit in the stencil (slide 14).

Place the cardboard stencil in the middle on the blue wool background. Fill in the stencil with finely chopped white wool, smooth out the wool and carefully remove the stencil. It turned out a figurine of a dove (slide 15).

Now we need to make our pigeon an eye and a beak. To do this, take a very small strand of black wool. We divide it into two parts.

Since the pigeon flies sideways, we make only one eye.We twist one part of the strand between the index and thumb to make a small black ball. We put it on the head of a pigeon – it turned out an eye.

Carefully cut the remaining second part of the black strand into small pieces onto a sheet of paper. Now we lay out the beak from the chopped wool. The beak and eye are ready (slide 16).

We start making St. George ribbon. First, let’s decide on its location in the picture. It is best to place it in the lower left corner. We take a lock of black wool (slightly more than we took for the eye and beak) and a lock of orange wool (slightly less than black).

Divide the black strand into 3 parts, and the orange one into 2 parts.

We spread the St. George ribbon in the corner of the picture, alternating between black and orange strands (we start and end with a black stripe).

As a result, we got five stripes: three black and two orange. The order of the stripes: black, orange, black, orange, black. The St. George ribbon is ready (slide 17).

To make our picture more reflective of the joy of victory and be brighter, let’s add one more element – the sun.We take yellow wool (the same amount as we took white wool for a pigeon). Separate a thin strand of wool. We make a ring by closing the two ends of the strand. We put the yellow wool ring in the free upper corner of the picture (so that the location of the sun is opposite to the location of the St.George ribbon, select the upper right corner).

Take the remaining yellow wool and divide it into two parts. Finely cut one part with scissors on a sheet of paper. We spread the evenly chopped wool inside the yellow circle.We remove the ring from the strand. The result is a yellow circle.

Now it remains to make the rays of our sun. Separate the strands from the remaining second part of the yellow wool and apply the rays to the sun. The strand from the removed ringlet can also be used as a ray. The number of beams can be different. The sun is ready (slide 18).

All parts are ready. We check the correctness, the thickness of the layers. If there are gaps somewhere, add wool of the corresponding color. If there is extra wool somewhere – remove it.

When the drawing is ready, carefully take the glass and put it on top of the drawing, trying not to displace the details of the drawing. The wool will be accepted by the glass, and the pattern will look a little different.

If you don’t like the picture and need to correct some details, carefully remove the glass and correct the shortcomings. If everything is in order, put a wooden frame on top, carefully turn the work over and fix the iron clamps so that the glass and the picture are kept in the frame.

To get rid of excess hair strands that come out of the frame, carefully cut off excess hair, trying not to pull the strands, otherwise the pattern may be disturbed (slide 19).

The work is ready! (Slide 20).

IV . Physical education (in the middle of practical work) – 3 minutes.

V . The final part (reflection) – 20 minutes.

Now let’s have an exhibition of our work. Let’s discuss which works we liked the most, which not very much. What stages were the most difficult. What did you like the most? What other works would you like to do using the same technique? What work in this technique could you still do on the theme of victory in the Great Patriotic War?

Everyone tried.Well done! Wonderful, beautiful and interesting work turned out. Despite the same colors, technique, objects in the picture, each work turned out to be individual, because each of you brought a piece of your creativity into your picture made of wool. Now you know that you can draw not only with paints, pencils and felt-tip pens, but also with wool. We got acquainted with the “woolen watercolor” technique.
In order to remind all of us of the feat of our grandfathers and great-grandfathers, on May 9 during a rally as a sign of respect, donate your work – the embodiment of our gratitude to the veterans of the Great Patriotic War.

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Workshop on making wool crafts “Blanket” | Methodical development on design, manual labor (senior, preparatory group) on the topic:

Synopsis of the master class

on the manufacture of crafts from wool “Blanket”.

(Preparatory and senior group)

Purpose:

Introducing children to the origins of the Buryat national culture, forming a holistic picture of the world, expanding the horizons of children about the objective world.

Tasks:

1. Master the skills of making crafts – blankets. Make a craft together with children and educators. To be proud of our joint work, to take care of the work of adults and children.

2. To repeat the classification of animals (cow, horse, camel, goat, lamb – domestic animals among the Buryats).

3. Learn to understand each other. Discuss the process of joint activities and the result.

4. To create conditions for joint activities of children and adults.

5. To cultivate an emotionally positive attitude towards joint creativity.

Equipment:

Projector, wool, blankets, pets, chest, needle and thread, microphone, camera, quiet music recording.

Preliminary work: Conduct conversations with children about the traditions of the Buryats.

Master class progress:

An audio recording of calm music sounds. Children are sitting at the table. The teacher comes in and invites the participants of the seminar

Educator:

Good afternoon! Good hour

We are starting a master class.

Come on in, do not hesitate,

Join the children.

Educator:

-Amar mendae! Sagaalganaar! (Says goodwill)

-I did not come to you empty-handed. Look (pulls animals out of the chest)

-Who is this? Cow (children’s answers)

-What benefits does it bring to people? What does it give? (children’s answers)

-Who is this? Horse (children’s answers)

, etc.etc. (the most recent to name a sheep)

– Guys, what do we know about wool? (Answers of children)

Educator:

-To obtain wool, Buryats breed sheep. There used to be a lot of them, whole flocks. The sheep were sheared, after shearing, the wool was sorted, loosened, washed, dried and sent to a factory where they make yarn. Show presentation.

– What things are made from wool? (Children’s answers)

Educator:

Warm things are made of wool, they are worn in winter so as not to freeze.(Visually show the children things – mittens, socks, sweaters, etc.)

– The Buryats used to make a blanket out of wool (pulls out and shows a blanket)

-Now we will also try to make a blanket. But before we start doing finger gymnastics. (About a lamb in Russian)

Productive activity: (step by step instructions)

1. First, we must take the wool, stretch it;

2. Then carefully stuff the blanket with this wool;

3.After the adult sews up the edge.

-There are our blankets ready. My congratulations! These blankets, sewn by you, you will take to your playrooms to hide the dolls.

Calm music sounds. The correspondent enters (a child with a camera).

Correspondent:

-Hello! I am a correspondent for the Rosinka newspaper. May I interview you? -Tell me please, did you like to participate in the master class? What new and interesting things have you learned?

-Thanks. May I take a picture for our newspaper?

Educator:

We have completed now

Our master class.

We did our best for you.

How long does the LG washing machine wash – LG MAGAZINE magazine Russia

Washing machines of the LG brand are one of the most popular in the world for a number of reasons, including high quality, durability, wide functionality and simplicity and ease of operation. LG’s assortment includes a rich assortment of washing machine models with special functions demanded by customers, such as steam drying, TurboWash fast wash, the ability to simultaneously wash different types of fabrics (for models of washing machines with two drums), the ability to control using the voice assistant Alice, integration into the smart home system and much more.

Also, absolutely all LG washing machines, regardless of model and year of manufacture, are equipped with several basic washing modes, which allow you to thoroughly and gently wash various types of fabrics with stains of varying intensity. Manufacturers have foreseen that some programs are more popular among owners of LG washing machines, while others are used much less frequently.

Many owners are interested in what is the fundamental difference between the washing modes of LG washing machines.All programs differ in several characteristics:

  • The rotational speed of the washing machine drum.
  • Water temperature.
  • The presence / absence of a prewash mode (this mode is necessary for heavily soiled items. It is not recommended to use it for delicate fabrics).
  • Washing time.

What is a wash cycle in an LG washing machine?

The washing cycle in the LG washing machine consists of:

  • wash directly,
  • rinses,
  • spin.

Depending on the mode, each step takes a different amount of time. Also, the washing time can be increased by additional options, such as: soaking or additional washing (+ 15-20 minutes), additional rinsing (+ 20-30 minutes), boiling the laundry, as well as increasing the spin speed.

Knowing the features of the different washing modes, you can accurately answer the question of how long your LG washing machine washes, since all programs are automated and take a clearly allotted time.

Washing programs in washing machine LG : complete list

Below are the different washing programs in LG automatic washing machine according to decreasing popularity among users.

  1. Cotton program. The most used program. Suitable for washing cotton fabrics? Cotton garments, as well as clothing containing cotton and synthetic materials (for example, polyester).In this setting, your LG washing machine will wash at 90 degrees, and the wash cycle lasts from 1.5 to 2 hours (90 to 120 minutes) depending on the model.
  2. Daily wash program. A mode designed for synthetics without heavy dirt. To preserve the color of things, the water temperature during washing does not exceed 40 degrees, and the cycle lasts 1 hour (60 minutes).
  3. Intensive 60 program. One of the most versatile programs. Suitable for all types of fabrics with medium soiling.The duration of the wash cycle is 1 hour (60 minutes).
  4. Baby Clothes Program. Gentle wash and rinse thoroughly. This is the longest wash program of all modes. Washing lasts 2.2 hours. In Baby’s Clothes mode, the LG washing machine consumes a lot of water (it is necessary for a high-quality rinse so that micro-particles of the detergent do not remain on the fibers and do not cause irritation or allergies on sensitive baby skin).
  5. Hypoallergenic program.This mode also involves a thorough rinse and is suitable for people with allergies to detergents and allergic asthma. The water temperature during washing is 60 degrees, and the washing cycle is from 1.5 to 2 hours (depending on the LG washing machine model).
  6. Fast 30 program. This mode is ideal for freshening up clothes without getting too dirty. The wash cycle runs at a low temperature (30-40 degrees depending on the model of your LG washing machine) and lasts only 30 minutes.The most environmentally friendly washing mode, since energy costs and the amount of water consumed during it are minimal.
  7. Silent program. The mode is designed for washing in the evening and at night and is suitable for freshening up clothes without heavy dirt. Washing is carried out at low drum speeds to reduce vibration and noise and takes 45 minutes.
  8. Cotton Fast program. This mode is suitable for clothes made of cotton and also containing cotton, but without significant contamination.The wash cycle lasts 1.5 hours (90 minutes).
  9. Delicates program. A mode specially designed by LG for the most demanding fabrics that were previously washed exclusively by hand: silk, satin, lace, velvet, etc. Washing takes place at a temperature of 30 degrees and lasts 1 hour (60 minutes).
  10. Wool program. A mode specially designed for woolen and knitwear. In addition to the low washing temperature at 40 degrees, this mode is also programmed to not spin, which avoids stretching and deformation of fabrics.Washing time – 1 hour (60 minutes).
  11. Sportswear program. Mode for high-tech fabrics from which clothing for sports and outdoor activities is made. Washing is carried out at a temperature of 60 degrees. The duration of the wash cycle is 1 hour (60 minutes).
  12. Duvet program. A special mode that is suitable for large stuffed items and allows you to wash blankets, pillows, down jackets and furniture covers. To preserve the color of things and the consistency of the filler, the wash is carried out at a low temperature.The wash cycle lasts 1.5 hours (90 minutes).
  13. Dark fabrics program. A mode created by LG for colored and dyed items. In this mode, the water temperature is not higher than 30 degrees, which avoids fading fabrics.
  14. “My program”. In this mode, the basic settings: the number of drum revolutions, the water temperature and the washing time, the owner of the washing machine can set independently, depending on the type of fabric.

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