Flax Scutching Festival

Stahlstown, Pennsylvania will host its annual Flax Scutching Festival in September. Flax scutching is the process of turning the flax plant into linen fabric. It was labor intensive and time-consuming, and that is why people had pegs for clothes, not closets. Most people had only two sets of clothes or so.


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