Visiting days: Tuesdays
Booking: time can be prearranged by calling +370 656 37554
Fee: 1 euro for children, pupils and students; 2 euros for adults
Programme participants will be introduced to the benefits of flax and see what has to be done to turn this outdoor plant into an elegant figured cloth (participants will be invited to try doing some of these activities themselves). In addition, the practical use of flax and its importance in customs and rituals will be discussed. At the end of the activity, we are going to sample potatoes with flaxseed flavouring.
Flax hides, flax dresses people up, flax plays cupid and arranges weddings
Sowing, pulling-up, threshing, treading, swingling, teasing, spinning, and weaving – all this has to be done to turn this outdoor plant into an elegant figured cloth