May 14: "Spinning with Plant Fibers & Making Cordage" Join Kathy Halton, Sue Quick, and Dan Rhodes to explore bast fibers such as flax and nettles for spinning, knitting, and weaving, and different types of fibers, bark, and sinew to make a variety of cordage.
May 21: "Wool Day!" Watch all of the steps of wool processing through shearing, sorting, scouring, drying, oiling, carding, spinning throughout the day. The sheep to shawl demonstration will start at noon.
May 28: "Children's Day" For children from kindergarten through sixth grade- A series of five make and take projects at different stations throughout the day are included with admission to the museum, come get acquainted with different crafts and projects you can make with wool and other fibers and textiles. Stay tuned for more detailed information!
June 4: OPEN FOR TOURS Bring your current textile project and lunch - plan to spend the day and work in the community - make new friends while relaxing at the museum.
June 11: "The Wonderful World of Wheels" New to spinning and want to try out different types of wheels? Have you inherited, found, bought, or won a spinning wheel at auction and have questions? Join us for an informal, all-day Q&A about spinning wheels!
June 18: "Fiber Frolic" - Come and meet local textile guilds- spinning, embroidery, quilting- and find out how to join! Take part in our Destash & UFO Garage Sale- stay tuned for more details!
June 25: "Crankers, Treadles & Sock Knitting Machines" Explore the world of non-electrical devices for a change- Louise Neu and Joy McCracken will demonstrate and show you how these amazing machines work- if you have one of these machines, you are welcome to bring 'it for working condition evaluation and adjustment if possible.
July 2: CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY - It's mid-season and we need a breather! Have a happy and safe holiday!
J-q.ly 9: OPEN FOR TOURS Bring your current textile project and lunch - plan to spend the day and work in the community - make new friends relaxing at the museum. check the workshop schedule for a special Saturday class!
July 16: "Small Livestock- Sheep, Goats, Rabbits -Ask the Veterinarian/ Ask the Farmer" - as a part of our new homesteading series, we invite you to bring questions about raising animals for fiber or other purposes!
July 23: "Small Loom Day" • A positive plethora of different types of small looms, including Tape Looms, Inkle Looms, Tapestry Looms, Tablet Weaving Looms, and more! Cardboard loom mat make & take project for those who are interested!
July 30: OPEN FOR TOURS Bring your current textile project and lunch - plan to spend the day and work in the community -make new friends while relaxing at the museum.
August 6: "Homesteading Day" Homesteading Skills are as relevant today as they were for our ancestors. Just some of our featured activities for the day will be basketry, rug making, chair caning, blacksmithing, woodworking, and pressure canning. As always, stay tuned for more details.
August 13: OPEN FOR TOURS Bring your current textile project and lunch - plan to spend the day and work in the community- make new friends while relaxing at the museum. check the workshop schedule for a special Saturday class!
August 20: "Small Hand Tools" Learn about the use, care, and cleaning of a variety of small hand tools with Ross Gigee.
August 27: "Wool Waulking" Join us in finishing our community woven woolen cloth by soaking it and thumping it rhythmically to shrink and soften it, while singing traditional waulking songs.