VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN
Thursday, August 10th
Woven History, Revisited
Presenter Rabbit Goody
Enjoy lunch from the comfort of your own home while listening to a virtual lecture on Long Island coverlets! Internationally-known textile historian Rabbit Goody will revisit her research published 30 years ago in Woven History: The Technology and Innovation of Long Island Coverlets, 1800-1860. She will discuss the factors that influenced the design of Long Island coverlets and what makes them special. She will reexamine how the similar motifs seen on Long Island coverlets for decades were highly influenced by Long Island’s status as an island, in stark contrast to the rapidly evolving coverlet designs in other parts of New York State where weavers and their customers prized innovation over tradition.
This virtual Lunch & Learn is presented by the Huntington Historical Society and Preservation Long Island as part of the programming for the collaborative textile exhibits From Farm to Fabric: Early Woven Textiles of Long Island and Blanket Statements: Long Island’s Early Weaving Industry.
Presentation will last 45 minutes with time for commentary and Q&A