Home Textile Tool Museum Programs
Open Hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are free
Saturday May 20 - Opening Day: Spinning (Cats Cradle Spinning Guild); Flax (Kathy Halton); Natural Dyeing (Laryssa Zahajkewycz and Esther Welden); Woodworking (Keith Darling); and Blacksmithing (Merle Eiffert).
Saturday May 27 - Sheep Shearing Day with Mike Hudyncia; Flax (Laurie Dunn); Plant fibers into Cordage (Dan Rhodes); and Woodworking.
Saturday June 3 - Rug Day: Rug Braiding (Joan Gustin); Rug Hooking (Catherine Veleker); and Rug Weaving.
Saturday June 10 - Fleece to Shawl Day with the Bee-ewe-tiful Fiber Friends, the Friends in Fiber Guild, and the Cats Cradle Spinning Guild. Visitors can watch the magic as guild members take wool, card it into roving, then spin the wool into yarn, and finally weave the yarn into a shawl.
Saturday June 17 - Cotton Day with Kathy Halton and Friends from the Black Sheep Handspinners Guild of Ithaca, NY.
Friday June 23 - Grapevine Handle Basket Workshop with Deb Schildt; 10:00 am start until finished; Fee: $50 includes materials; Class size: Min: 5.
Saturday June 24 - Natural Dye Day with Laryssa Zahajkewycz and Esther Welden.
Saturday July 1 - HTTM Open for Tours.
Friday July 7 - Mozzarella Cheese Making Workshop with Laryssa. 10:00 - 4:00. Fee: $25. Materials: Basic Kit $20 if needed or Cheese Cloth $6. Class size: Max 6.
Saturday July 8 - HTTM Open for Tours.
Saturday July 8 and July 15 - a two day Basket Workshop with Anne Fell. 10:00 - 4:00. Fee: $50, Materials: $12. Class size: Max 5.
Friday July 14 - “Survey of Sheep Breeds” Workshop with Tracy Sayre. 10:00 to 4:00. Fee: $25. Materials: $25.
Saturday July 15 - Hooves and Paws Fiber Animals Day with Eve Herrington and Alice Rae Clock. Angora rabbits and Pygora goats visit the museum.
Saturday July 22 - Flax Day with Johannes Zinzendorf. Program beginning at 10:30 by a regional expert in the growing and processing of flax.
Saturday July 29 - Knitting and Crankers Day with Louise Neu and Friends.
Friday August 4 - Monterey Jack Cheese Making Workshop with Laryssa. 10:00 - 4:00. Fee: $25. Materials: Basic Kit $20 if needed or Cheese Cloth $6. Class size: Max 6.
August 5 - Small Loom Saturday: Rigid Heddle, Table looms, weaving on cardboard. “Make & take” a handwoven wall hanging.
Saturday August 12 - Annual Wool Waulking. Visitors and staff finish tweed fabric woven at the museum in the old way. There may be some signing of traditional Gaelic songs to accompany the work.
Saturday August 19 - HTTM Open for Tours. Also a Lecture by Pat Hilts on Rag Rugs at 1:00 pm.
Wed-Fri August 23-25 - Timber Frame Loom Workshop with Pat Hilts. This is a 3 day workshop. 10:00 - 4:00. Fee: $100, Materials: $20. Class size: Max 8.
Saturday August 26 - HTTM Open for Tours. Also a Lecture on HTTM’s English Threshing Barn by Dick Warner at 1:00 pm in the Barn.