From the Archives - Jan. 12, 2023
Recently donated to the Boundary County Museum, this "great-walking spinning wheel" measures 49 inches in diameter.
(Photo courtesy BOUNDARY COUNTY MUSEUM)
This "great-walking spinning wheel" was recently donated to the museum. The "drive wheel" measures 49 inches in diameter. To use this wheel, the person spinning stands during the process, continuously walking away from the spindle to draft and then toward the spindle to wind. This has been likened to a "rhythmic dance."
Save the date: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, for Fiber Fest at the museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Come joins the fun on Jan. 21 as the museum will be hosting a fun-filled day of Fiber Arts demonstrations, including spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting and tatting.
While at the museum, be sure to take a look at this wonderful "great-walking spinning wheel."
The Boundary County Historical Society and Museum, 7229 Main, Bonners Ferry, sponsors this column.
Visit the museum, Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; visit the museum online at its website, boundarycountymuseum.org; or the museum’s Facebook page for historical photos and stories, and to see upcoming events. The museum can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 208-267-7720. Thank you for your continued support!