Throughout history many Pennsylvanians have woven coverlets, clothing, and other textiles for everyday use. Many present-day weavers use historic techniques to produce Fiber Art, a term applied to fiber-based creations appreciated for the beauty of the final product as well as the skillful production. Historic and present-day weavers use mathematics, patterns, and color theory to create designs.
With Curator of Fine Arts, Amy Hammond, you will bridge centuries of weaving by comparing historic coverlets with the techniques and designs of four Pennsylvania artists featured in the Art of the State 2022 exhibition. Participants will use their own skills to weave a wall hanging of their own design.
Registration and pre-payment is required.
Each program starts at 10am and is expected to last 1 1/2 hours. Programs will be open for a limited number of participants.
Rates: $3 per person for members. $10 per person for non-members. At least one adult is required to register with each family.
Deadline for registration is the day prior to each program. Call 717-772-6997 or email Reservations Desk to register now.
Register and pre-pay for all 6 programs by October 1st and get one program free for each registrant.
Not a member? Sign up today at Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation.
- Guided Tour/Presentation/Discussion from a Curator
- Hands-on activity based
- Self-guided gallery scavenger hunt/activity
- Access to hands-on education collection and to staff for Q & A
Image: Coverlet, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Community and Domestic Life Collection.