18th Century Fiber to Fabric: The Evolution of Utilitarian Cloth for Working Folks with Mary Scott

8/6/2019 at 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Event Description

Join Mary Scott of Serendipity Farm’s Studio of Leesburg, Florida in the Root Family Auditorium for a lecture and demonstration of 18th Century textile tools and processes. Learn why it took over a year to produce a shirt made from flax seed to a wearable garment. Watch the spinning of cotton, flax, and wool fiber into yarn, and get up close and personal with hand-woven fabric while it’s still on the loom. See where the colors came from and how long it takes to develop light-fast dyes. Get up close and personal with hand-woven fabric while it is still on the loom. This is a hands-on, interactive, live activity for families as well as fiber enthusiasts.

Mary Scott's credentials are impressive as she was a weaver at Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, and the Virginia State Fair for 19 years. 

Free for members or with paid museum admission.

Museum of Arts & Sciences - Root Family Auditorium
352 S. Nova Road
Daytona Beach FL 32114