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Fabulous Fiber Arts at the Farmers' Museum

Organization:

The Farmers' Museum

Location:

5785 State Hwy 80 (Lake Road) PO Box 800
Cooperstown, NY, 13326
United States

Phone:

607-547-1426
The event has already taken a place at this date: 
10/01/2017
Time: 
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Price: 
Fabulous Fiber Arts is included with regular paid admission. $12 adults (13-64), $10.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and members are free.

Ages

All Ages Adults & kids together Adults without kids
Contact name: 
David Buddle
Email address: 
Do you know your fibers? Whether from animal or vegetal origin, fibers and textiles have been an important part of our lives since the dawn of history.

Processed into yarns and threads, dyed, woven, they have always had a utilitarian purpose, as well as social importance. Fabulous Fiber Arts weekend at The Farmers’ Museum will explore the world of natural fibers through a variety of demonstrations, mini-exhibits, hands-on activities, showing how they are harvested, processed, and transformed into wearable, utilitarian and decorative items. Come see museum interpreters and local quilting and spinning clubs and guilds demonstrate how flax becomes linen, wool and cotton is spun on various spinning wheels, and produced textile on looms or through needle arts. You will never think of your clothes in the same way again!

- Hands-on activities:
o Rope Making 
o Carding Wool
o Spinning Wool on drop spindle
o Knitting and Crocheting
o Sewing
o Weaving
o Felting—Making a Felt Ball
o Quilting
o Textile dying

- Demonstrations:
o Rope Making
o Flax to Linen
o Felting
o Vertical Spinner 
o Pendulum Wheel
o Cotton Carding
o Spinning on the Great Wheel at Lippitt

Fabulous Fiber Arts is included with regular paid admission. $12 adults (13-64), $10.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and members are free.

 

 

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