Fellow fiber enthusiast Anne alerted me to a fascinating exhibit that is near enough for me to enjoy! The National Museum of the American Coverlet (who knew?) in Bedford, PA, is opening an exhibit titled Stay at Home and Use Me Well – Flax & Fleece: Fiber to Fabric. It focuses on tools used in the home textile production process during the late 18th and early 19th centuries and features objects from The Kitty Bell and Ron Walter Collection of Early Textile Equipment.
Does that sound fun, or what?!?
Bedford is about 80 miles west of Gettysburg on route 30 – I should be able to drive there in about 2 hours. Field trip, anyone?
Read more about this museum if you’re interested. I just love these kinds of places (remember the Nordic Heritage Museum? LOVED IT! it started me down a road of Nordic reading which I’m still travelling…). This museum is quite new – established in 2006 and opened in 2007.