Feel like winter will never end? Try a NEW learning Experience! Learn how to make baskets, sew, knit, and quilt at one of the Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Events. Both English and Amish teachers share their world and skills with you at these events. Please come for the day and enjoy seeing and learning how things are done in the Amish and the Modern world. Get involved and make a basket, or sew a tote bag, or knit a neck scarf, or quilt a pot holder. Enjoy seeing how different and yet how similar our ways are.
Pre-Registration is needed! Call 716-296-5709 or 716-257-5272 to register now!
Spinning and Yarn:
We are going to learn how to spin yarn. We will learn what part of the fleece is spun and why. What type of fiber makes what type of yarn and why it is important to know. A discussion on dying yarn and fleece preparation and care of natural fiber yarn is included. Then we are going to make something with some yarn. We are going to learn how to knit and make a neck scarf. Choose your color and we are set to start. Start with just a basic knit design or pick a pattern and see where it takes you.
Lunch: Additional $5 gets you:
Homemade Gumbo or Homemade Hamburger Soup, Homemade Bread and Homemade butter, Homemade cookies. Drinks will be coffee, tea, soft drink or water. There will be Amish Donuts and coffe, tea or water served at 9am to start off the work day - no charge!
Cost for day is $30 per Saturday, per person. Classes run from 9am to 4pm. All necessary supplies are provided, so you can take home a project from each day! Lunch is available for an additional $5 or you may bring your own.
All events are held at the Leon Fire Hall in Leon, NY, on Leon New Albion Road just off Route 62 at the four corners in Leon, NY. If your traveling south on 62 it is a left hand turn. The fire hall is within sight distance from 62. Signs will be posted to follow.
For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook.com/Leon-Historical-Society-197130763730122/