Weaving with Hand Looms event Aug 9 2015
Take a step back time to try your hand at weaving using a hand loom at the Smith-Appleby House Museum in Smithfield, RI, on Sunday, August 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

All ages are welcome join the free “Weaving with Hand Looms” workshop to learn a once-common skill of days gone by. Participants will take home their finished project as a useful souvenir — their own woven bookmark.

After the workshop, you’re invited to tour the rooms and exhibits of the House, which dates to 1696. It was built by Elisha Smith, the grandson of John Smith “The Miller,” a member of Roger Williams’ original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle in Providence. Expanded from its original construction as a one-room stone-ender cottage, the delicately restored 12-room historic farmhouse features beautiful cabinet work, varied architectural designs, original stencils, and furnished rooms showcasing an intriguing collection of antiques.

The workshop is free. For museum tours, the adult admission is $5 and children are free. Both are part of the Rhody Ramble series of family adventures in Rhode Island.
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