Spinning Wheels and Textile Tools 1750 to 1820

By May 15, 2024 Events

Wednesday, May 15th we welcome Florence Feldman-Wood exploring Spinning Wheels and Textile Tools. Using descriptions from the period we will look at the tools and processes involved in creating garments and household textiles from wool and flax. The tools needed to prepare the fibers and then the types of spinning wheels that were used. Some of the technological changes that were beginning at that time will also be discussed.

Florence Feldman-Wood has been publishing the quarterly newsletter, The Spinning Wheel Sleuth, A Newsletter about Spinning Wheels and Related Tools, since 1993 and the annual Hand Looms Supplement since 1998. Her articles have appeared in other publications such as Spin-Off, and Early American Life.

We are proud to participate in Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program.

Rev250 Discover DanversSpeaker Series every 3rd Wednesday, 7pm.
Including a temporary exhibit of related artifacts from the Society’s collections.
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org
Donations appreciated.