Did you know that steam threshing was a common summertime activity on almost every farm in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? Come see how the threshing machines separate the wheat grain from the chaff and straw as they are powered by large steam engines. It's a great way to go back in time and see how machines have evolved over the years!
Our “Sheep to Clothing” event will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9am-4pm , at the Illinois Amish Heritage Center. We are excited to share with you the fascinating process behind spinning wool fibers into thread. Join us for our lecture on Pioneer clothing and engage in the following spinning characteristics and techniques:
- Sheep shearing
- Wool washing and dying with organic dyes
- Loom weaving
- Spinning wheel demonstrations
- Quilt piecing
You can find us on Rt. 133 East of Arthur. If you are coming off of I-57 take the Arcola exit and head west on Rt. 133 through Chesterville. You'll see us on the right!