Residents across the Grande Prairie region can learn about the past through Textile Tales, the latest exhibit set to launch at the Grande Prairie Museum. Curator Charles Taws says the exhibit will show off examples of textiles through different blankets, jackets, and other items, some dating back several hundred years.
Taws adds it’s good for people to come out and get intrigued by different kinds of clothing through textiles.
“This new exhibit highlights the cultural importance of different textiles and clothing throughout all aspects of life. The city strived to ensure this exhibit was inclusive to all ages and cultures in our region through the various items and activities featured.”
The exhibit will include demonstrations from local textile groups, refreshments, and various textile crafts incorporating techniques like Métis finger and French spool knitting.
Taws says children will have a lot of stuff to get their hands on as well as adults. There will be a weaving spot, sewing table, and braiding stations where kids can safely access the activities.
“Little kids will have a lot of fun, and the adults will enjoy seeing all the different textile bases and fabrics.”
The exhibit will launch on April 29th, and will run through November 2023.