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    Felts & Fibers: A Wool Festival

    Presented by at Peabody Essex Museum

    March 16-March 17, 2013

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    Felts & Fibers: A Wool Festival

    Saturday, March 16
    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 am – 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...

    Saturday, March 16
    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 am – 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: Sheep on a Ship | 11 am | East India Marine Hall
    Join PEM Pals storyteller Heather to find out what happens when sheep try to take a trip on a ship.

    Film: Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave | 11:30 am | Morse Auditorium

    Demonstration: Sheep Shearing | 1 – 3 pm | Armory Park, across from PEM entrance
    Kevin Ford demonstrates the historical technique of blade shearing. Please check pem.org/calendar 24 hours in advance for cancellations due to weather.

    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.

    Sunday, March 17
    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 am – 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
    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 | Morse Auditorium

    Demonstration: Sheep Shearing | 1 – 3 pm | Armory Park
    Kevin Ford demonstrates the historical technique of blade shearing. Please check pem.org/calendar 24 hours in advance for cancellations due to weather.

    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.


    Peabody Essex Museum

    161 Essex St
    East India Square
    Salem, MA 01970-3783

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    Admission Info:

    Free with museum admission



    Phone: 978-745-9500 x3011


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