From Fiber to Fabric: An Exploration of Textiles

  • April 15, 2024
  • Museum of Work and Culture

    42 South Main Street
    Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895
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On Monday, April 15, the Museum of Work and Culture and the Woonsocket Harris Public Library will offer From Fiber to Fabric: An Exploration of Textiles. This program, designed for homeschooled students, will begin at the Museum, where students will have the opportunity to feel, smell, operate, and observe the process of textile manufacture, from raw fibers to finished products. 

After the Museum program, participants will move to the Woonsocket Harris Public Library. At the library, students will be reminded of the many, lengthy steps required in creating textiles from scratch as Ms. Chris reads the story Charlie Needs A Cloak. Students will try to produce their own woven square on a handheld cardboard loom they can keep. Ms. Shana will demonstrate how to use a drop spindle to make thread. 

This two-part program will have two sessions, each starting at the Museum of Work & Culture. Families may register for the 10 am-12 pm session or the 11 am-1 pm session. Space is limited, and registration is required. We hope to see you all there! 

Date & Time

Apr 15, 2024 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Venue Details

Museum of Work and Culture

42 South Main Street
Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895 Museum of Work and Culture
Rhode Island Historical Society

The Rhode Island Historical Society, the state's oldest and only statewide historical organization, is dedicated to honoring, interpreting and sharing Rhode Island's past to enrich the present and inspire the future. Founded in 1822, the RIHS is an advocate for history as a means to develop empathy and 21st  -century skills, using its historical materials and knowledge to explore topics of timeless relevance and public interest. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, it is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible public programming and educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders through its four sites: the John Brown House Museum, the Museum of Work & Culture, the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center and the Aldrich House.

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