Shaker Weaving and Textiles

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Details

Get an inside look at how Shakers applied their fundamental principles of utility, simplicity and proportion to textiles by viewing material from the archives of three Shaker museums: Pleasant Hill in Kentucky, Hancock in Massachusetts and Canterbury in New Hampshire. You will see how they wove poplar strips into cloth, crafted the Dorothy cloaks and made the simple but unique rag rugs. Co-sponsored with The Fiber Guild of the Blue Ridge. Use this link to view a recording of this program. 
Event Type(s): Culture/History
Age Group(s): Adult, High School