The Story of Flax from Plant to Petticoat: 18th Century Farm Event

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Event Date:
Sunday, June 24, 2018 1pm - 5pm
1500 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC

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The Story of Flax from Plant to Petticoat:  18th Century Farm Event

                              Sunday, June 24                              

1 – 5 PM

Long before cotton became King in the South, early settlers relied on the strong fibers of the flax plant to make linen thread and fabric for hand-sewn clothing.  Visit the Backcountry farm to see interpreters processing flax in the old 18th Century fashion. Try your hand at braking, scutching or hackling while you discover the many virtues of flax - other than fibers!