Stuen Room with textile exhibit
Textiles on display in the Stuen room.

Grand Opening and Public Reception Wednesday, October 3rd, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Grand Opening and Public Reception Wednesday, October 3rd, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Presentation at 7:15. Sneak preview the exhibit starting September 30th.

Beginning with the sneak preview exhibit opening Sept 30th, the SCC will display the vast universe of Textiles. The exhibit will include sources from fish skins to flax, demonstrate techniques of twining, weaving, nålbinding and more. We will display the dyeing process, what’s used and how, as well as the myths and folklore surrounding it.  We will also show how some of our modern products are produced, where the techniques come from, and how they affect our daily lives.

The SCC will display costumes from our collection, including examples from the Sámi, Icelandic, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish and Swedish pieces. Although textiles are important as cover and protection, they also portray the individuality of communities through costume design, techniques used, and use of available raw goods, which are so important to producing fibers, colors and medicines.  Curated by Linda Caspersen and Melody Stepp.