Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Friday, August 7, 2015

WORLD CLASS 360 VIEW ~ Special Interview ~ Joe Corrigan ~ Lang Pioneer Village Museum ~ Jacquard Loom

Lang Pioneer Village Museum

We are excited to share this great Interview with Mr. Joe Corrigan, Lang Pioneer Village Museum who took some time to share with us the amazing insight and "Behind the Scenes" knowledge about their "WORLD CLASS" Jacquard Loom.

It is exciting to know that everyone has an opportunity to view in a 360 degree view the Jacquard Loom and learn about this very important part of Canadian History, World History. Join Lang Pioneer Village Museum in Keene during their Textile Traditions Days event. It all starts Thursday, August 13th - Sunday, August 16th ~ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Discover the history of textiles at Textile Traditions Days! How did the earliest settlers clothe themselves when they didn’t have access to commercial fabrics? What did they learn from the First Nations that provided them with more practical footwear for the new terrain of the Canadian bush? Find out the answers to these questions and more at Textile Traditions Days. See demonstrations in carding, spinning, weaving, knitting, embroidery, rug-hooking, and other textile traditions. Attend the Festival of Textiles on Saturday, August 15* to see demonstrations and displays from local guilds working in textile traditions today and witness a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Jacquard Loom.

Their Special Event ~ Festival of Textiles happens on Saturday, August 15th ~ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Join in to celebrate textile traditions!
This event Features:
* A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Lang’s replica Jacquard Loom
* Fibre demonstrations from local guilds and artisans including rug hooking, lace-making, embroidery, quilting, weaving, knitting and more.
* 19th century fashion and undergarments with Charlene Roberts from A Stitch in Time
* Natural dyeing and sheep shearing demonstrations
* Horse-drawn wagon rides
* The Kawartha Truth and Reconciliation Support Group quilt on display with interpretation on process and meaning
* Fibre Artist Marketplace (Note: The Fibre Artist Marketplace will be located in front of the Visitor Centre. Interested shoppers are not required to pay admission to peruse the Marketplace)
* Dorothy Caldwell, internationally acclaimed textile artist- Meet Dorothy and purchase a limited edition Art Gallery of Peterborough exhibit catalogue Silent Ice/Deep Patience to have signed by the artist (11 am to 1 pm only).
* Book reading and signing by local author Joanne Findon author of Seeking our Eden: The * Dreams and Migrations of Sarah Jameson Craig, a story about dress reform in Canada.
Our friend Julia ~ Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Ontario Festivals Visited photograph
"Running FREE at Festival of Textiles"!
Ontario Festivals Visited photograph

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