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Flax Into Linen
August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harmony Weavers Turn Flax into Linen During Free Demonstration
Weavers Cabin, 234 Mercer St, Saturday afternoon, August 6, from noon to 4 p.m. The Weavers of Harmony event is free, and visitors can participate in the process.
“We will be demonstrating the whole multi-step process,” says Lisel Moser, with Weavers of Harmony, “from growing flax, to breaking the stalks to remove the fiber, to spinning fiber into thread and finally weaving thread into linen cloth.”
Giving a play-by-play explanation of the process will be Tom Grote from Stahlstown in Westmoreland County. Grote has been involved with the Stahlstown Scutching Festival for more than 30 years–scutching being the process that separates the straw and woody stems from the flax fibers.
Weavers of Harmony is dedicated to preserving the skills of spinning, weaving, and basket making. The group is affiliated with the Harmony Museum and offers classes and demonstrations throughout the year from an early 19th century log cabin in Harmony.