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Interested in learning more about histories, narratives, and personal experiences connected to textiles and fiber-based objects and their makers? Join a Textile Center Book Club!

All are welcome. This program is free, but space is limited, so registration is required.

UPCOMING BOOK CLUBS

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, A Black Family Keepsake

by Tiya Miles

4 Wednesday meet-ups: June 12, June 26, July 17, July 24
11 am – 12 pm
in Textile Center’s Library
Facilitator: Cristin McKnight Sethi, Textile Center’s Director of Education

All That She Carried is a poignant story of resilience and love passed down against steep odds. It honors the creativity and resourcefulness of people who preserved family ties when official systems refused to do so, and it serves as a visionary illustration of how to reconstruct and recount their stories today.

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Need a copy of the book? Order one through the Textile Center Shop here.

The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth

by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

4 Wednesday meet-ups: April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29
11 am – 12 pm
in Textile Center’s Library
Facilitator: Cristin McKnight Sethi, Textile Center’s Director of Education

They began their existence as everyday objects, but in the hands of award-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, fourteen domestic items from preindustrial America–ranging from a linen tablecloth to an unfinished sock–relinquish their stories and offer profound insights into our history.

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SAVE THE DATES

Save the dates for these upcoming Book Club opportunities. Registration opening soon!

Fray: Art and Textile Politics

by Julia Bryan Wilson

5 Wednesday meet-ups: September 18, October 2, October 16, October 30, November 6
11 am – 12 pm
in Textile Center’s Library
Facilitator: Cristin McKnight Sethi, Textile Center’s Director of Education