Spinning of the wool to the pedal wheel

The wheel

For millennia, humanity has been able to protect its nudity from humidity, cold or heat. First with the help of animal skins, then soon men were able to transform certain plants, animal issles. After reflection and trial and error, they invented the thread. To go faster, they invented the cattail Read more…

Horse horsehair fishing line

Horsehair

The horsehair was used very much once and as a result it was sold very expensive. One day, one person gives me a leather flour sieve. The horsehair in one direction is clear and is crossed with dark horsehair. It is very pretty and very solid. These screens were made Read more…

Bean scourge

The bean plague

Yves Guéguen, a native of Leon, brings me a plague to beat the beans. Usually the plunder have a wooden flap. Here the flap is a large iron rod 50 cm long. Usually the handle and the flap are connected by a very solid beef nerve. The scourge of my Read more…

The tooth sickle

A friend of mine just bought a Penn-ti in Morgat. He brings me a toothsickle. Here is what surprises me because I have so far known only sickles with blades. My friend informs me about the use of this tool. According to the Penn-TI salesman, he was used to uproot Read more…

The flax industry

On September 22, 1985 we founded the Museum of Old trades. The statutes were written and we made a list of the trades that we were going to discuss. In this list, the flax industry. I was born in Bodilis in 1930 and remember to have witnessed a ginning of Read more…

Le paneton

The paneton is also made with rye straw, but this time the seam links are hazel bars. Various other manufactures are exhibited at the museum. The best baskets of straw and bramble are able to make hats, jewellery boxes, slippers of straws (boutou plous)

Rye

As everyone knows, rye is a grass grown like a cereal. My father told me that until the end of the 19th century, this plant was grown to make bread. Seed yield is low: from 15 to 20 quintals per hectare. What is remarkable in this cereal is the length Read more…