4th Annual Durand-Hedden Gingerbread House Competition

Nov 15, 2016

The Durand-Hedden House is inviting bakers and confectioners of all ages to take part in their 4th annual Gingerbread House Competition. Individuals, families, and food professionals are invited to enter. Any structure – real or imaginary – is eligible. Entries will be exhibited at Durand-Hedden from December 11 and 17 - 18 and then at the Hilton library branch from December 19 to January 17.

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Next Event

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM

From Fleece to Cloth: Shearing, Spinning, Weaving

Explore how cloth is made at this fun, interactive event. Spinning—twisting fiber like wool into useable thread or yarn—and weaving with the thread to create cloth—date back 1000’s of years. Watch a shearer collect wool by shearing the fleece of two woolly-coated visitors from Kafka Farms. Members of the Essex County Spinners Guild will demonstrate the craft of hand spinning to create yarn and weaving students from Columbia High School’s fiber program will show the basics of how thread is next woven together into cloth.


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