Spinning Wheels and Flintlocks! - PineCreek Journal

Spinning Wheels and Flintlocks!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 2:43 PM


Spinning Wheels and Flintlocks!
September 8, 1-4 pm

A gathering of Wheels! All Spinners, bring your wheels and join us! Visitors young and old – come watch and try your hand at this traditional skill!

ALSO SEE A GREAT DISPLAY OF PERIOD FLINTLOCKS!

THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

Gather ’round as the locals and visitors in Talley Cavey Village bring their Spinning Wheels to spin wool yarn and linen thread.

Great Wheels, also called Wool Wheels or Walking Wheels are familiar to most of us as decorative items, but rarely are they used for their original intended purpose: to spin wool yarn. More familiar, are the small Flax wheels, now used to spin all fibers. Today we will gather everyone who spins for a Gathering like you have never seen! Join us! See these wheels in actions! Have a try at this 18th century everyday skill!

Do you spin with a Wheel, Great or Small? Please bring it along to our gathering and spin with us! Even if you don’t spin, bring your wheel to the Gathering!

As always, you will find our village bustling with residents carrying on their everyday lives. Attend school, visit the blacksmith, and stop in to see what is happening in the log cabin. There will be plenty for all to keep busy today!

Admission: Free when accompanied by a spinning wheel, $5/adults, $3/children under 12, DLMA members free
For more information e-mail [email protected] or call 412-486-0563 and leave a message.