(event) Gallery Exhibit Opening: Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Sun Oct 16, 2016 -
2:00PM to 5:00PM


Gallery Exhibit Opening: Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin
Sunday October 16th, 2pm-5pm
Texas Folklife Gallery
1708 Houston St
Austin, TX 78756
FREE and open to the public 

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/326376834376742/


Exhibit of works by guild members of the Spinners and Weavers Society of Austin.  Handwoven art pieces and garments, felted pieces and basket weaving woven from a wide variety of materials all with a Texas accent. 

Join us for the exhibit opening on Sunday October 16th (2pm-5pm) at the Texas Folklife Gallery.  The opening will feature weaving demonstrations on the loom, and a variety of pieces made by Weavers & Spinners Society of Austin members will be available for purchase.  Light refreshments and drinks will also be served. 

Started in the 1970s, WSSA is a non-profit dedicated to promoting textile arts: weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, basketry & more. Members use traditional & new techniques to create wearable art, fine household items, & purely artistic expressions of thread, ribbon, wire, natural fibers, and other filaments.

Learn more about the Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin here: http://wssaustin.org/ 

The exhibit will be up from Sunday October 16th until Friday December 16th. Gallery hours are Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. 

Parking Information:

Parking for the event is available in Texas Folklife's gravel driveway, on street immediately in front of building, and Asterra Properties (located next door). Overflow parking available at Recycled Reads (5335 Burnet Rd). Please use spaces in the back or on the south side of the Recycled Reads building.



 

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