Local history of textile crafting, Ithaca, NY 1/12/11

burns michael at fingerlakespermaculture.org
Mon Jan 10 19:03:37 EST 2011


LIBRARY TO HOST PROGRAM ON LOCAL HISTORY OF CRAFTS

The Tompkins County Public Library will host Karey Solomon for a  
presentation about the local history of textile crafting, Wednesday,  
January 12 at 4:00 PM in the BorgWarner Community Room.

Solomon, a needlework scholar and owner of Graceful Arts Fiber Studio  
in Burdett, will use slides, drawings and physical examples to  
illustrate the way Upstate New York residents historically used  
locally-sourced materials to create textiles for clothing and  
decoration.

"When people in a moderately self-sufficient circumstances need  
warmth, comfort and beauty, they often create these for themselves.,”  
Solomon said. “ In rural areas of Upstate NY, this historically meant  
spending part of our long winters crafting textiles using materials on- 
hand or easily obtained. "

Solomon teaches knitting, crochet and tatting and has spent the past  
20 years designing and publishing tatting patterns.

For more information, contact Carrie Wheeler-Carmenatty at (607)  
272-4557 extension 248 or cwheeler at tcpl.org.

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