The Silk Reeling class will be taught by Sandy Smailer who has many years of experience with textiles and fiber arts. She will discuss and demonstrate to participants how silk fiber is extracted from the silkworm cocoon and turned into thread. Participants will gain hands-on experience in learning the art of the 19th century silk reeling trade, by working with the cocoons and learning to operate the silk reeling machine. The manufacturing of silk was an important industry to the Harmony Society in their town of Economy until the 1850s. This class is free, but space is limited. Please register by March 20 by contacting David Miller the Museum Educator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 724-266-4500 ext.110.