Friday, 8 August 2014

Featured Demonstration

The OTHER Kind of Fibre!
Jerra Lindsay processing flax!
Feeling sluggish?  Lost your Get-Up-and-Go?  Perhaps you could use a little extra fibre.  Westfield Heritage Village can help!
On Sunday August 24, Westfield will feature demonstrations and activities that are focused on how different types of textile fibres are produced and used.  Watch the labour-intensive process that transforms the coarse flax plant into lovely linen fabric.  Try your hand at carding raw wool or using a drop spindle or watch a master spinner at the wheel. Chat with a weaver, hard at work on a massive mid-nineteenth century barn loom, and learn about warps and wefts.  The Cambridge Spinners and Weavers Guild will be on hand to demonstrate the elaborate process of creating and using natural dyes to tint wool and other fibres.  Tour the village and see antique textiles, such as quilts, clothing, decorative arts and floor coverings.
Visit Westfield Heritage Village for Fibre Day on Sunday August 24 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm.   
Regular Admission Prices - Adults $8.50, Seniors (65+) $7.50 and Children 6-12 years $5.50.  Children 5 and under are admitted free.   Parking is free. 

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