Spinning Flax and Silk with Freda Peisley

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Date(s) - 06/08/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Alling Coverlet Museum


Spinning was a daily chore just a few generations ago. Today people are finding spinning a wonderful craft and love making yarns for their weaving and knitting. Bring your own wheel and spend a few hours perfecting your skills with two different fibers. Sat, June 8, 10 am-12 pm will be the class Spinning Flax into Linen and 1 pm-3 pm will be the class Spinning Silk. Each of the classes will cost $40 and includes all supplies other than the wheel, $80 for both classes. Please bring your lunch if you register for both classes. This workshop will be held at the Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St., Palmyra. Interested individuals can register online (https://squareup.com/store/historic-palmyra-inc), in-person at the museum office (132 Market St., Palmyra), or by phone (315-597-6981).

Freda Peisley started weaving at age 8. She studied textiles in college and has been weaving and spinning ever since. She demonstrated and taught children and adults weaving, spinning, and dyeing with natural dyes at the Genesee Country Museum for 40 years. As a member of the Weavers’ Guild of Rochester, Freda participates as a docent in the Alling Coverlet Museum. Beyond being a knowledgeable and frequent docent, she has also performed demonstrations and workshops for the museums including, most recently, an indigo dyeing demonstration and a crazy quilt pillow workshop.