TEXTILE CENTER PRESENTS VINTAGE CAMP 2017
February 18, 2017 • 11 am – 4 pm
Second annual event features expert talks, vintage silent auction, and Retro Raffle
1904 corset box with silk thread, mid-century Kenmore rotary sewing machine, vintage jewelry, Young & Quinlan baby dress, vintage crochet runner
(Minneapolis, MN – February 7, 2017) ─ Textile Center presents its second annual Vintage Camp on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 11 am – 4pm. This fun and informative event will give the opportunity to hear experts speak on a variety of vintage topics, visit with local affiliated groups, bid on rare silent auction items, take a chance on a Retro Raffle, and more.
Presentations will give all attendees a wealth of vintage textile-related information:
- The keynote presentation, Inside the Penguin Studio at Munsingwear, will be given by former Munsingwear designer Karen Swanson, currently the Director of Product Development, Ready-to-wear at Target.
- Fans of the PBS Masterpiece series Victoria will enjoy learning about The Victorian Period through Buttons, presented by Merry Jo Thoele, president of the Minnesota State Button Society.
- Ever wondered what smocking is and how it is done? You’ll glean it all from Smocking and Heirloom Sewing Projects by Lakes and Prairie Smocking Guild members Marla Cremer and Sandra Gandara, and even see public smocking throughout the day – February is smock in public month!
- So you own vintage textiles and apparel – now what? Learn about Elder Textile Care and Storage, from Beth McLaughlin, Textile Conservator at Fiber Art Preservation.
- Experience Patric Richardson, “The Laundry Evangelist” and owner of Mona Williams, take on vintage textiles with a live demonstration.
Attendees can bid on special silent auction items, including a mid-century Kenmore rotary sewing machine with original cabinet and chair (above), gift certificate for Laundry Camp with The Laundry Evangelist, and even a vintage baby dress from Young and Quinlan (above). The Retro Raffle will once again entice attendees to take a chance to win items ranging from a jar of beautiful vintage buttons, to acid free storage materials, vintage jewelry, and more.
Advance tickets are available online at http://www.textilecentermn.org/ for a savings as well as a free gift of a collectible Vintage Camp patch, custom made by Minneapolis fiber artist Susan Hensel (while supplies last).
In advance, $20 (Textile Center members, $15)
At the door, $25 (Textile Center members, $20)
Don’t miss the Linenpalooza vintage linen sale in Textile Center Shop that same day from 10am – 5pm, free and open to the public.
TEXTILE CENTER – A NATIONAL CENTER FOR FIBER ART
Textile Center is unique as America's national center for fiber art. A nonprofit arts center, Textile Center’s mission is to honor textile traditions, promote excellence and innovation, and inspire widespread participation in fiber arts.
The Center’s facility includes exceptional fiber art exhibitions in four galleries, an artisan shop, the region’s only accessible professional-grade dye lab, A Garden to Dye For natural dye plant garden, and one of the nation's largest circulating textile library open to the public. Textile Center produces more than 200 classes a year for all ages and skill levels, the Youth Fiber Art Guild™, and the Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grants. A dynamic hub of fiber activity for 23 years, Textile Center brings people together in community to learn, create, share and be inspired by fiber art.
For more information, visit: http://textilecentermn.org.