This summer’s exhibition will showcase “Decorative Arts from Fine to Folk” from the collection of Suffield Historical Society Trustee Bob Stewart. He has collected colorful fabrics and other artifacts from around the world which highlight the crafts of weaving, embroidery, and contemporary print design using subliming inks. Bob has created explanations of several of the craft techniques. These include printing on cloth, brocade weaving on a Chinese Double Draw Loom and fabrics made on simple backstrap looms in Chiapas, Mexico.
Handwork from the Society’s collection, primarily embroidery as shown in our many fine samplers, will add to the exhibit. The King House Museum will be open to visitors on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons beginning in May.