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30Sep
Fiber Weekend
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Farmers' Museum
Date: September 30, 2017 to October 01, 2017
Where: Farmers' Museum, 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY, United States, 13326
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Event Type: Arts & Theater
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Do you know your fibers? Whether from animal or vegetal origin, fibers and textiles have been an important part of our lives since the dawn of history. Processed into yarns and threads, dyed, woven, they have always had a utilitarian purpose, as well as social importance. The Fabulous Fibers weekend at The Farmers' Museum will explore the world of natural fibers through a variety of demonstrations, mini-exhibits, hands-on activities, showing how they are harvested, processed, and transformed into wearable, utilitarian and decorative items. Come see museum interpreters and local quilting and spinning clubs and guilds demonstrate how flax becomes linen, wool and cotton is spun on various spinning wheels, and produced textile on looms or through needle arts. You will never think of your clothes in the same way again!
 
Fiber Weekend is included with regular paid admission. $12 adults (13-64), $10.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and members are free.
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