Textiles: Tradition and Transformation

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 Woven overshot coverlets and decorative pillow shams. Montgomery County 1905. (D.D. Lester Collection)

Woven overshot coverlets and decorative pillow shams. Montgomery County 1905. (D.D. Lester Collection)

The production of cloth was a crucial part of household labors during the settlement period in the New River Valley. Utilitarian textile production decreased during the nineteenth century and took on a new role as a decorative craft rather than a product of necessity.

Quilting, knitting, crochet, lace making, embroidery, and weaving are still practiced today by amateur makers, skilled artisans, and fine artists throughout the New River Valley. This exhibit is a collaborative project between the Museum and local textile artists. The contrasts and similarities of these works through time illustrate both the tradition and its transformation.

ON DISPLAY

January 16  until March  23

RECEPTION

(POSTPONED) January 26th 2pm – 4pm – Afternoon Tea with the Artists!

Lacy Weft by Joanna Sunshine

Featuring Artists:

Karen Bauer

Paula Golden (Contemporary Art Quilts)

Heather Laing {Overshot Work)

  New River Art & Fiber  (Knitted, Crocheted and Felted works)

Simone Paterson  (Visionary Embroidery) simonepatersonart

Joanna Sunshine (Contemporary Art Weaving)

Pat Tracy (Knitting and Weaving Using Eco-Yarns)

Karin Tauber (Contemporary Fiber Art )