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. Learn why it took over a year to produce a shirt taking it 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.