Students from a local elementary school enjoy the hands-on
stations in the Activity Gallery.
Activity Gallery encourages visitors of all ages to
learn about the textile arts by touching, looking and
Textile Learning Center
Through January 6, 2013
Learning Center's Activity Gallery provides opportunities
for Museum visitors of all ages to learn about how textiles
are made and the ways in which cultural traditions, the environment
and even the economy influence the character of handmade textiles.
are encouraged to learn by touching, looking and doing. Touchable
textiles ranging from a pile carpet to bark cloth, illustrate
the structures, techniques and processes used to create traditional
textiles. Samples of fibers in various stages of processing
(from silk worm cocoons to silk thread) and examples of dyestuffs
(including crushed bugs!) are used to explain how natural
fibers are prepared for weaving and how color has been imparted
to fiber for thousands of years.
used to describe textiles is rich, varied and often unfamiliar.
to learn some of the terms most commonly used to describe
handmade textiles. These terms are a brief introduction to
textile terminology and chosen to facilitate your understanding
of the concepts you might encounter during your visit to The
Textile Museum's website.
Museum calendar highlights
upcoming learning opportunities for educators, students, adults