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Textile Craft Demonstration Day

Textile Craft Demonstration Day at the American Swedish Historical Museum
12:00 - 4:00 pm

What better way to spend a cold winters day than nestled inside the Museum surrounded by warm textiles! In addition to the From the Heart, Made by Hand: Treasures from the Women of Sweden exhibit, artisans will be stationed around the Museum galleries demonstrating various techniques used in creating different types of textiles.

Christina Ahlseen from Tamarack farms will be stationed in the grand hall with two of their Gotland sheep to discuss the special properties of their wool and demonstrate wool spinning. Kristina Kalb will be demonstrating a Danish pattern of counted cross stitch embroidery, Elisabeth Jönsson Brown will be demonstrating Flemish weaving on a small tapestry loom, Inger Bullock will be spinning wool and cotton and demonstrating how to make a bread basket, and Margaretha Joelsson will be demonstrating knitting techniques.

Two textile experts will also be giving talks throughout the day (1pm hemslöjd lecture by Becky Ashenden, 2:30pm embroidery lecture by Pat Olski) and artist’s pop-up shops will be open. Activities are free with general museum admission. Pay at the door or pre-register through the link below.