“Poetry in Thread” celebrates one of our most delicate and beautiful textiles. Our exhibit will introduce you to the history and technique of lace making from the 17th century to today. With almost 50 items on display in the Dr. Daniel Kissam House, you’ll see examples of beautiful hand and machine-made lace, many from the 19th century.
We are particularly proud to have on display several fine pieces from a collection of Kissam family lace, which we recently acquired from the descendants of Dr. Kissam.
There were sheep being sheared! There were “sheepy” crafts being done! There were games being played! There was music (and PLENTY of dancing too) There was food to be enjoyed! It was the Sheep to Shawl festival and it was terrific!