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Flax and wool days

Linen and wool are the fibres traditionally used in Sweden for making cloth. Women spun thread‚ wove‚ prepared flax to produce linen and much else. Men devoted themselves primarily to handicrafts that they could sell.


These activities you can take part of at lots of places at Skansen, not just one. Please read the programme to see everything it has to offer.

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Sat 24/8 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sun 25/8 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Mon 26/8 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tue 27/8 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Spinning • Lacemaking • Dyeing • Knitting

Over a number of days we will show the complex and skilled processes (retting‚ breaking‚ scutching and heckling) that turn flax plants into linen thread. We will also demonstrate spinning on a wheel and weaving on a handloom. We will sheare sheep‚ card wool and recycele old wool. We will also show how woollen cloth is felted in a fulling mill. Visitors can assist with the washing‚ learn how to make lace and acquire all sorts of household skills. Come and take part in the activities at the Älvros Farmstead‚ Bollnäs House‚ Delsbo Farmstead‚ Tingsvallen‚ the Flax Mill‚ the Fulling Mill and the Oktorp Farmstead‚ not forgetting the field next to Seglora Church and the Bakery in the Town Quarter.

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