the Friends of the Sawyer Free Library are providing an opportunity for everyone to trade in their unused fabrics and yarn. Bring them into the library and then join us on for a sale of the donated fabric and fiber. All profits go to support SFL programs and projects. Special: fest guests and hourly drawings.
The American Textile History Museum in Lowell is having a free, educational and fun experience for adults and kids, celebrating the intersection of invention and creativity! In collaboration with our two new special exhibits, “Inventing Lowell” and “Flowers in the Factory,” on view through June 22.
The historic White-Ellery House will serve as the backdrop for the Cape Ann Museum’s fall festival. Historic demonstrations include decoy carving with Bob Brophy; needlepoint design with Carol Karlson; traditional rug making with Rose Ann Hunter; hand woven design with Sara Wright; and wool spinning with Leslie Wind. Children will have a chance to try their hand at making spoon dolls and other traditional toys and games.
The American Textile History Museum in Lowell invites you to join them for a day of FREE admission featuring special "Color Revolution" - related activities for the whole family! Come participate in colorful crafts and demonstrations. Plus, go on a scavenger hunt through the Museum and meet Lulu, ATHM’s lovable woolly mascot!
Peabody Essex Museum is host to one of the finest examples of Gothic tapestry in existence now through the end of 2012! Come see this set of four massive, 36 foot-long tapestries that depict the North African military campaigns of Portugal's King Alphonse V during the crusades in the 15th Century. Experience medieval life through this tapestry with depictions of knights, ships, fortresses, weaponry, armour, attire and other details of the period. The four tapestries were recently restored to their finest condition in centuries, and are presented at PEM as an immersive, two-gallery experience before returning to Spain.
The American Textile History Museum in Lowell presents 'Suited for Space' - an exhibit dedicated to the exploration of space and the clothing that made it possible! This exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum invites you to explore the world of 'wearable spacecraft' and discover the solutions that enabled astronauts to stay alive in the extreme conditions of orbital space and beyond.
Wednesday, February 19
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