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Linen, Silk, & the Shakers (Shaker Week)
Date: Sunday, Nov 5 - Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
Subject: Spinning, Weaving
Instructor: Cassie Dickson
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If you already spin, explore two fibers where the Shakers achieved mastery - flax and silk. Learn 18th-century methods of processing the flax plant to linen cloth by using the actual tools: flax brake, scutching tools, and hackles. Discover how to grow and ret the plant, dress a distaff, spin fiber to linen thread, and try weaving linen cloth. We will also cover sericulture, the art of raising silk worms, and students will have the opportunity to reel and process silk cocoons for thread. Intermediate spinning skills needed.

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Tuition: $630.00
Deposit: A deposit of $150.00 will be due upon checkout to hold your seat in this class.

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Handspun and handwoven linen by Cassie Dickson.


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Because of registration costs and other services, including faculty contracts, material acquisitions and housing arrangements, the Folk School is required to charge cancellation fees to students who change their itineraries.
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Handspun and handwoven linen by Cassie Dickson.
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