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June 2017

Drop-in Workshop (Free): Knitting & Weaving

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:50 pm

Interested in learning a 19th-century skill or two? Stop by the Welcome Centre Workshop today to learn the basic techniques needed to knit or weave using wool and traditional tools. Workshops generally require 15-20 minutes to complete and begin at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

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Artefact Chat

June 29 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am

Make your way to Joslin Gallery at 10:15 to hear the stories behind some of the most interesting artefacts. Can you figure out their use?

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Crazy Quilt Block

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come socialise with the Perley ladies and learn how to use fine silk and satin scraps to create one-of-a-kind, decorative quilts.

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Straw Braiding

June 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lend a hand with straw braiding at the Fisher House. This technique was very important as straw was traditionally braided to make roofs, baskets, hats, bonnets and mattresses.

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Horseshoes

June 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Drop into the Blacksmith Shop to see father and son - Patrick and Neil Dennin create horseshoes to be used on the farm. You are sure to be impressed by this ancient, intricate art.

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Language of Flowers

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Did you know flowers were interpreted as their own language in the 19th-century? They provided a new way to flirt under the noses of chaperones. Drop by the Ingraham House to learn the meanings of each flower. Perhaps afterwards you can surprise your loved one with the appropriate flower.

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Quilting

June 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lend a hand quilting at the Morehouse home. Quilting was typically a communal activity and a time for socialising in the 19th-century so bring a friend!

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Rug Braiding

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Mrs Bradley at the Killeen Cabin and learn how to use the rug braiding technique to create something practical and beautiful from old scraps of wool material, ensuring no resources go to waste!

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Tape Loom

June 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Tapes were the utilitarian cousin to ribbons, they were used as horse halters, to hold together grain sacks, to make curtain ties and shoe ties plus much more. Join the Heustis family and learn how to make tapes using a tape loom.

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Spinning Flax

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop into the Lint home this afternoon and help transform flax into linen thread.

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