PA German Handwoven Tape Workshop Class at Landis Valley
During the 18th and early 19th centuries, most PA German homes had a tape loom for the weaving of long, narrow family tape. The father or husband might build the tape loom, with many family members helping to weave it. Everyone used tape for tying their clothing, such as garters for their stockings, strapping and many other needs. In this workshop, students enjoy a historical overview of handwoven tape, an extensive exploration of the traditional tape looms and the process of tape weaving. They learn to read a 'draft' and to 'dress' a loom. Students have fun weaving traditional patterns, along with some contemporary tape, as well. All materials will be supplied, including the use of a variety of tape looms. No experience necessary.
Class is part of Landis Valley's 2017 Summer Institute. Class runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
Please note that prices include a catered breakfast and lunch in the Yellow Barn each day for Institute participants. If you choose to forgo the meals, please choose the 'no meals option' pricing.
Students must be age 18 or older. Please visit our website, www.landisvalleymuseum.org, for more information on Institute. Landis Valley Associates (LVA) members receive a 5% discount. If you are an LVA member, please enter the code listed with the class description on our website into the discount code field to access this pricing option at checkout.
Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum (View)
2451 Kissel Hill Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17601
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|