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34th Annual Celebration of Textiles

Saturday, June 2, 10 AM–4 PM • Sunday, June 3, 1–5 PM

FREE

Join us for our 34th annual Celebration of Textiles! This free festival invites visitors of all ages to explore the textile arts and cultures of the world through hands-on activities and artist demonstrations in the museum's gardens, historic buildings, and galleries.

Activities:

Saturday, June 2
Demonstrations:
David Zahirpour - Rug Restoration
Woodmont Weavers - Loom weaving
Baltimore Embroiderers' Guild - Embroidery with hands-on children’s activity
Fluff & Nonsense - Sheep-to-shawl & all things fiber

Make & Take Activities:
Baltimore Embroiderers' Guild
Beadazzled, bead related activity for kids
Gyotaku, fish printing on fabric
Paper Woven Bookmarks
Make a Sheep

Sheep shearing by Leanne Reuter, 11:15 AM

On Stage:
12:00 - Museum-School Partnership participants honored
1:00 - Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington Partnership participants honored
2:30 - Traditional Cambodian folk dances by Cambodian Buddhist Society

Sunday, June 3
Demonstrations:
Woodmont Weavers - Loom weaving
Fluff & Nonsense - Sheep-to-shawl & all things fiber
Chesapeake Region Lace Guild - Bobbin lace making

Make & Take Activities:
Gyotaku, fish printing on fabric
Paper Woven Bookmarks
Make a Sheep

Sheep shearing by Leanne Reuter,  2:45 PM

On Stage:
3:30 - Traditional Okinawa dancing by Momo Onno and Guests

Activities will vary by day, schedule subject to change.

"Celebration of Textiles" is part of the Museum Walk Weekend, organized by the Dupont- Kalorama Museums Consortium, which opens participating museums to the public for free; visit http://www.dkmuseums.com/ for more information.

Funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Media Sponsor: Washington Examiner.

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