Feb 22, 2010
The Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage has recently approved a Cultural Activities Program Grant which will assist the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in holding a flax spinning workshop at the museum in the spring, 2010. The workshop will consist of the Ice House Spinners, a group of dedicated spinners who volunteer weekly at the museum, as well as other interested museum interpreters. Jennifer Green, current artist-in-residence at the NSCAD Lunenburg Studios, will lead the workshop. Jennifer feels that by adding flax spinning to the repertoire of the Ice House Spinners, the public will come away with a more complete look at the textile traditions of the Maritimes and the work of women in rural fishing villages.