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African-American Contributions to Textile and Fashion

2/8/2014
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Join Danielle Ullrich in a practical, hands-on workshop in the care and maintenance of heirloom textiles. Ms. Ullrich will discuss the types of textiles worn and produced at the Hermitage and those responsible for creating. The public is invited to bring family heirlooms to discuss their care and preservation with the Hermitage staff. At noon, the Hermitage’s Assistant Curator Ashley Bouknight will present a program on Gracy Bradley, the enslaved seamstress of the Hermitage, and the archaeological evidence of her life and work. Bring your own handiwork and enjoy the community of crafters.