UNION — Do you have an old spinning wheel that is gathering cobwebs in your barn or attic? Did you know that spinning wheels were integral to farms and homesteads, and functioned as valuable tools in the survival of Maine families?
Are you curious about how these wheels were used, who made them, or who brought them here? Are you aware of the fine woodworking and craftsmanship that went into designing and assembling these amazing machines? Would you like to know how they are used today?
The Vose Library will host Jan Cunningham, of Camden and Brenda Page, of Union, for a talk about Maine’s antique spinning wheels, Wednesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m.
Join Cunningham and Page as they offer historical information and demonstrate how these antiques can be refurbished to make wool and flax fibers for creating fine-crafted garments.
This hands-on presentation will also allow participants to try spinning on a variety of wheels.
The Vose Library is located at 392 Common Road in Union and welcomes visitors to also drop in during open Library hours to enjoy the extensive hands-on display created by Cunningham and Page, which features books, fibers, weaving implements and spinning wheels.
FMI, call Vose at 207-785-4733.