Fiber Arts Month - Spinning, Weaving, and Dyeing Demonstrations
Celebrate Fiber Arts Month with skilled crafts people as they demonstrate spinning fibers into thread, making natural dyes, weaving, knitting, lace making and mending.
10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Textile Guild Demonstrations
Skilled craftspeople demonstrate the centuries old tools and techniques for carding and combing fibers such as cotton and linen, spinning the fibers into thread, weaving, knitting, and making natural dyes and watercolors using herbs and other plant materials.
Herb Garden and Rose Garden
10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Community Drop-in Making & Mending Space
Plants have the power to bring artists together. Let’s celebrate the maker in all of us! Do you have a favorite garment that could use some mending? Find inspiration and direction to transform your latest textile project for this drop-in maker’s space. Bring your favorite knitting needles and mending supplies and meet new friends. Practice the art of slow stitching and mend what you love with what you have. A limited amount of patches, thread, and yarn available while supplies last. Scott Gallery Loggia
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. | Flax Spinning Demonstration with Kelly Fernandez and Anna Zinsmeister
Kelly Fernandez, head gardener of The Huntington's Herb and Shakespeare Gardens, and Anna Zinsmeister, Master Spinner and Weaver, demonstrate the process of turning flax into linen.
This event is part of Fiber Arts Month, three consecutive Saturdays in May of demonstrations, artist presentations, and drop-in maker's events.