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Textiles and Technology
March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmRegular Admission
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) will offer loom demonstrations with handweaver Sally Orgren from 1 to 4 m. This is part of our ongoing programming in connection with our current exhibit, Narrative Threads: New Jersey Quilts and Textiles. We will explore the concept of computers and how they relate to textiles. Our presenter, Sally Orgren, who is also the editor of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine will provide several multi-shaft looms and share how textiles and technology have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. See how number sequences become intricate patterns in cloth. Sit down at a loom, throw a shuttle, and make cloth! The presentation “Textiles & Technology” at 2 pm will cover the history of loom technology, weaving basics, and contemporary applications in performance textiles, architecture, and pharmaceuticals. Activities included with museum admission, free for members. Registration recommended, as space is limited and available online at http://www.metc.org/register-textiles-technology/.