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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tape Loom Demonstration in Newtown CT

Newtown Historical Society, December 2008
Many people came out to Newtowns Winter Festival inspite of the cold. Here at the Historical Society, located in the Matthew Curtiss House on Main Street, was build around 1750. Much of the house is original including the impressive kitchen fireplace.
I set up my table tape loom, seen here being operated by a member of the museum staff. Two young girls were in costume to help too, and they soon learned how to weave on this simple loom.
I sat nearby in my 1800s outfit, keeping warm and working my paddle loom as shown in previous blog entries.
Come see their spring event on May17, I will be demonstrating pottery on my treadle wheel.

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