Visitors to Harmony can view the flax-to-linen process at the Weavers Cabin, 234 Mercer St, Saturday afternoon from noon to 4 p.m. The Weavers of Harmony event is free, and visitors can participate in the process.
Giving a play-by-play explanation of the process will be Tom Grote from Stahlstown in
Westmoreland County. Grote has been involved with the Stahlstown Scutching Festival for
more than 30 years--scutching being the process that separates the straw and woody stems
from the flax fibers.
Photo: Weaving enthusiast Karen Parsons, Gibsonia, handles a bundle of flax in the first step of
making linen cloth. (Photo provided by Weavers of Harmony)