Felts & Fibers: A Wool Festival

    Sat, Mar 16 - Sun, Mar 17, 2013

    Times: 10am to 5pm Daily

    Venue: Peabody Essex Museum

    East India Square, Salem, MA 01970

    Contact:

    Jennifer Close

    jennifer_close@pem.org

    978-745-9500

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    Join us for a family festival for activities for the whole family. For the most up to date schedule of events please visit our website. 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.

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