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“Spinning & Stitching: An Evolution of Textiles in Ulster County”
May 31, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
To welcome visitors back for its 2021 season, the Ulster County Historical Society (UCHS) is presenting a new exhibition. This exhibition will explore early textile production tools used to turn fiber into cloth. Culled from the UCHS collection with local loans, spinning wheels, flax breaks, yarn winders and looms familiar to many, but not well understood, will be explained along with other tools of the trade. Moving into the modern era, textiles with local stories to tell will be showcased: woven coverlets, quilts, embroidered linens and a selection of clothing, will be on view. A newly interpreted “sewing room” will feature a late 19th c. Wheeler and Wilson sewing machine along with other dressmaking tools and paraphernalia. And finally, to complement the historical collections, “Spinning & Stitching” will include a selection of contemporary textile pieces and related art by local artists and students studying fashion who reference traditional textile forms to create new work. Museum hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm. Admission is $10 adults, $5 seniors and students, Free to UCHS members. The UCHS is located at in Kingston.