Fiber Arts in Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania “Deutsch” Handtuch Embroidery
A fiber art form brought to pre-revolutionary Pennsylvania by German settlers. It took the form of a long narrow hand towel of white linen beautifully embroidered with German folk designs and hung on interior doors to beautify the home.
This little known decorative folk art was popular during the 18th – 19th centuries but died out in the 20th.
This program is for 5th Grade to Adults & will cover the Origin & History of German Handtuch and a hands-on project where you will learn to embroider, design & create your own family heirloom.
There is a small fee of $10 payable at registration to cover your materials: embroidery hoop, needle, perle cotton and linen fabric.
This program is supported by Fulton County Library and a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through its regional arts funding partnerships. State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PCA funding is administered in this region by StartSomething of the Cultural Alliance of York County, a PCA Regional Partner.
Come and join Nancy J. Walker & Jeff Savage at Fulton County Library, 227 1st N St, McConnellsburg
5:30-7pm, Tuesdays: Mar 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
For more info & to reserve your place call 717 485 5327.
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