Spinning and weaving at Hale Farm and Village living history museum.


The Saltbox House at Hale Farm and Village. Photos courtesy of Becky Monegan.

The Medina Spinning and Weaving Guild was invited to help refurbish The Saltbox House site at Hale Farm and Village in Ohio. The Saltbox House was built in the 1830's and moved to Hale Farm in 1962. It was recently closed for renovation. Guild member Becky Monegan, also an educator at the museum, felt that The Saltbox House could use the added warmth and cheer of handmade textiles. Becky has worked in the Spinning and Weaving Department at Hale Farm and Village for twenty-seven years. She enjoys demonstrating spinning, weaving, and natural dyeing, in addition to production weaving for the museum gift shop. When she asked her fellow guild members if they would like to help with the Saltbox House Project, they formed a study group. Now, more than twenty pieces have been donated by guild members. Becky tells us, "The house is a great public showcase for our guild members' beautiful work. Their work has really made the Saltbox House look more like a home." 


Becky Monegan weaving curtain material. Medina Guild members helped to make the Saltbox House feel more like a home.
The guild study group produced over twenty items for the Saltbox House. Beautiful handwoven towels from the Medina Spinner's and Weavers Guild.

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