Weave for a Day and Go Home with a Scarf!

How is fabric actually made? Hand weaving was widely practiced by people of all ages, men, women, and children, and people made much of their own cloth for home use prior to 1800. If you are curious and interested in learning how to weave on a rigid heddle loom, come join us at the Sharon Historical Society for a full day workshop in which you will learn to warp, weave, and finish your very own winter wool scarf. All materials, looms, and equipment will be provided by Anne Cameron.

The fee of $175 is payable to Anne Cameron on the day of the class, and 30% will be donated to the Sharon Historical Society & Museum (SHSM). The class will be held in the SHSM reading room, 18 Main ST, Sharon CT 06069. Please bring a lunch and personal beverages. Please wear a mask. Since this is an extended indoor class, we ask that all participants verify they have been fully vaccinated prior to registering for the class. This is for the safety of museum patrons and staff.

Registration required. Limited to 5 participants.

Four Women: Opening Reception

The public is invited to attend the artists’ opening reception on the SHS terrace on Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 5-7PM, when the exhibition will be available to view under social distancing guidelines. Please bring a mask for entry to the building.

The Long Thread: Early American Hand Weaving

Discover the history of Early American Handweaving with Fiber Artist and Weaver, Anne Cameron. Anne will demonstrate the weaving process on one of her hand looms. Based on her own scholarship and drawing on the SHS archives, Anne will discuss the general history of handweaving, the range of looms on which she creates her fiber artworks, and the impacts of historical weaving practices on contemporary history.
45 minute program with reception to follow, in the Reading Room of the Sharon Historical Society & Museum. Registration required. Limited to 10 participants.

Renewal, Rhythm, Repetition

Gallery SHS hosts an open, group show from May 8 to July 10, 2021. Come and view paintings, sculpture and textile works. On view Wednesday-Friday 12-4pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.