Thursday, June 01, 2006

Celebration of Textiles

THE TEXTILE MUSEUM
2320 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008-4088, 202-667-0441
Saturday, 10am-4pm, and Sunday, 1-4pm (we'll probably go on Sunday)

The Celebration of Textiles is an annual festival of hands-on fun and learning at The Textile Museum. Visitors are invited to explore the textile arts and cultures of the world through a multitude of activities and demonstrations in the Museum's exhibitions, historic buildings and garden. Join fiber artists from Springwater Fiber Workshop, Woodmont Weavers, Capital Crocheters & Knitters and other local organizations to experience weaving, knitting, rug restoration, dyeing and much more. See and try out a variety of looms, including a special loom invented by a local weaver for blind users, based on the Braille typewriter. Make an embroidered textile, inspired by textiles in the exhibition Harpies, Mermaids, and Tulips: Embroidery of the Greek Islands and Epirus Region. Try your hand at creating a hat or resist-dyeing a textile, like those on view in the exhibition Seldom Seen: Director's Choice from the Museum's Collections. Traditional Greek folk dancers and musicians will delight your ears and eyes. Greek refreshments will be available for purchase. A slightly different selection of demonstrations and hands-on activities will be available on Sunday.

FREE; Suggested donation $5; no reservations required.
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