Monday, July 8, 2024

3rd Annual Farm and Flax Day, Gilmanton, NH

From the Gilmantion Historical Society:

Experience Flax to Linen production as it was done in Colonial times at our historic flax retting pond. Discover the amazing qualities of linen and learn why this ancient fiber is making a comeback as a fabric of the future! 

Try your hand at processing flax or watch our wonderful team of presenters transform this ancient plant from stalk to thread to fabric. 


Flax Presenters are:
Peter Cook
Diane Howes
Cheryl Callahan
Lori Baldwin 
Michelle Parrish
Patty Williams
Marion Ceres & others

Stroll through the Howe Barn to view our exhibit of flax & linen artifacts that span 100's of years as well as our collection of antique farm implements. 

Blacksmithing presented by Norm Miner 
In addition, lacemaking demos will be presented by the New England Lace Group. To learn more:

Additional Participants:
The UNH Flax to Linen Project 
Marion Dillon & Members of the NNE Fibershed
Patty Williams Aker Fiber Farm

Like to hike? The Howe Conservation area includes a beautiful hike to Meetinghouse Pond on the Joe Urner Trail. 

Cost: Free but donations are encouraged for our ongoing restoration efforts.
Event Rain date is Sunday, July 28th.

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