LBJ State Park to host event this weekend

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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site at Stonewall will be hosting a Fun with Fiber event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Interpreters dressed in historic attire will explain and demonstrate the uses of cotton, wool and other natural fibers.

The event will take place at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, located inside the park.

“Fibers are used in many ways, from sewing clothes to making rope,” said a spokesman for the event. “Come on out and see how natural fibers were used in the everyday rural life of Gillespie County in the early 1900s.”

Visitors will have the opportunity to see all types of handcrafts and domestic arts that utilize natural fibers. Period-dressed park rangers will be wearing some of the items made by hand.

“If you like or want to learn about quilting, sewing, wool spinning, or rope making, this event will peak your interest,” the spokesman said.

Children who attend can make sections of rope and rag dolls that can be taken home when finished.

For more information about the park and this event, call 830-644-2252 or visit the park website at www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-park/lyndon-b-johnson.