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Step Into the Past- Soup and Spinning

Winter May months on the homestead were busy with essential chores such as carpentry and clothing construction. Cleaning wool, hand spinning and sewing were not only necessary – but could, thankfully, be done by the fire. Come help comb and card wool. We’ll demonstrate spinning on both a wheel and drop spindle, while our winter vegetable soup simmers. Drop into the Hunt Cabin to learn about life in the nineteenth century from living history docents Mary and Bill McGinn of Thusfar Farm.

Saturday, January 25 at 11:00am to 4:00pm

Hunt Cabin

Event Type

Garden Events


SC Botanical Garden

Target Audience

General Public



Fee: Free ~ donations appreciated

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Sue Watts

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