Homespun: One Hundred Years of Textile Arts in Holyoke


exhibit textile arts wistariahurst museum holyoke fiber arts We are SO excited to be collaborating with the fabulous Wistariahurst Museum to present Homespun: One Hundred Years of Textile Arts in Holyoke, an exhibition featuring textiles and fiber arts pieces from our region’s past and present. On Friday November 16th we're throwing a party to celebrate this exhibit - your $12 ticket includes a glass of bubbly and entry to a festive evening of music, refreshments and a cash bar while you view the exhibit and mingle with the artists!

We invite the public to drop in during the following times to view the exhibit:

Thursday, November 8: 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, November 9: 12 - 4 p.m.
Sunday and Monday November 11- 12: 12 - 4 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday November 13 - 16: 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Friday November 16 - 7-10p.m. FROCK Closing Party*
Saturday & Sunday, November 17 & 18: 12 - 4 p.m.

*buy your tickets to Frock closing party here!

We can schedule group visits outside of these hours if you coordinate with us in advance. We will be encouraging a suggestion donation of $5 for entry, but all are warmly welcome to attend regardless of the donation. Closing party will be held on Friday, November 16th. Stay tuned for more details!

The exhibition, which will be installed on two floors of Wistariahurst Museum, pays homage to the women who formed the core of the historic textile industry in Holyoke and to the individuals who taught at beloved institutions such as the Holyoke Creative Arts Center and the Skinner Coffee House, ensuring the survival of these intricate art forms. At the same time, it celebrates all those who carry on that legacy today, showcasing artists who are breaking new ground as they explore form, media, and meaning through fiber arts.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to see pieces from the Wistariahurst Archive’s textile collection alongside contemporary pieces by artists across the Pioneer Valley. From 19th century samplers, to intricate quilts, to modern fashion, Homespun shows off the wide range of what is possible with a little thread and a little fabric.

We will also have a pop-up store featuring handwoven products throughout the exhibit at Wistariahurst! 

Shout out to the talented Michelle of Falcón Fontánez Foto for the photo we are using in the exhibition promo materials!