Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WEAVING & SPINNING WORKSHOP @ MT. CLARE THIS SATURDAY

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The Revolutionary Experience: Spinning and Weaving Workshop at Mount Clare

WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 pm
WHERE:
Mount Clare Museum House, 1300 Washington Blvd., Carroll Park, Baltimore, MD
TICKETS: Space is limited; tickets are $20 and pre-paid reservations are required. 
For more information or to make reservations call Steven Madewell at 410-752-2490, ext. 209 or email at: education@borail.org

As part of the Mount Clare Museum House Living History series, Carol Erhardt will lead hands-on weaving workshop and spinning demonstrations. Recommended for families with young learners age 8-12.

As tension between the American Colonies and Great Britain rose, weaving took on a new level of importance. During the Revolutionary War, Americans were no longer able to import cloth, and out of patriotic zeal or necessity, began to weave their own clothes.

Participants in this program will use looms like those used by American weavers in the late 1700's. Each participant will weave, and take home their own project.