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Felts & Fibers: A Wool Festival

Weekend Festival

Included with museum admission

Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 10am - 4pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Felts & Fibers: A Wool Festival

Felts & Fibers: A Wool Festival is a 2 day event happening Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17, 2013.
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Drop-in Art Activity

YARN BOMBING
10 am-4 pm | Atrium

Learn how to make a design with yarn and stitch it onto our collaborative masterpiece.

 

Demonstration

RABBIT FUR SPINNING
11-2 pm | Atrium

Louise Walsh from Evergreen Farm makes yarn straight from a fluffy rabbit sitting on her lap.

 

Studio Discovery

WET FELTING
11 am-3 pm | Bartlett Gallery

Learn a quick and easy way to make beautiful felted artwork from wool.

 

Story Time

KNIT ONE, PURL ONE
11 am | East India Marine Hall

Tickets available on day of program.
For families with children up to age 8

Hear this sweet story about a grandmother who knits a sweater for her dog.

 

Film

WALLACE AND GROMIT IN A CLOSE SHAVE
11:30 am-12:15 pm | Morse Auditorium

Tickets available on day of program.
For families with children ages 5 and up

 

Demonstration

SHEEP SHEARING
1-3 pm | Armory Park, across from PEM main entrance

Please check pem.org/calendar 24 hours in advance for cancellations due to weather.

Kevin Ford demonstrates the historical technique of blade shearing.

 

Gallery Spot

SPINNING FLAX INTO ROPE
2-3:30 pm | East India Marine Hall

Join our museum educators to learn how flax fibers were spun into rope for sailors.

 

Made possible by the Lowell Institute.

 

 

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