Tuesday, May 08, 2007

100 Years of Flax Scutching in Westmoreland County

STAHSLSTOWN, Pa. --One western Pennsylvania community group is trying to remind a society that flax scutching existed long before anyone slept on designer sheets.

The Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival will celebrate the lost art of turning flax plants into linen threads and cloth during its 100th anniversary festival on Sept. 8-9.

The festival has been celebrated annually in Westmoreland County every year except for 1943 through 1947.

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