About Talks Over Tea June 27th

Join the Huntington Historical Society Curator, Emily Werner, for a presentation on the history of textile production on Long Island. Until the mid-nineteenth century, Long Island families spent many hours engaged in household textile production. Months of labor were involved, even before weaving took place–from growing flax and raising sheep, to processing the raw fiber, to spinning and dyeing the yarn. While some households had a loom for weaving simple textiles, families could also bring their homespun yarn to a professional weaver. Professional weavers had the training and equipment to weave more complex textiles, including elaborately patterned bed coverings known as coverlets.
Emily will discuss her experience putting together the Society’s newest exhibit, From Farm to Fabric: Early Woven Textiles of Long Island. Attendees will learn how to “read” textiles by identifying things like fiber content, weave structure, and designs specific to Long Island coverlets. A selection of textiles from the Society’s collection will be on display for attendees to view up close.

The cost for participation is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members.

Attendees are encouraged to visit the "From Farm to Fabric: Early Woven Textiles of Long Island"
prior to the talk and bring any questions or comments for the discussion.

We look forward to sharing tea and history with you!