How the West Was Clothed – History Live! Durango

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Presented by Pine River Library
Location: Pine River Library
Contact: Darcy Poletti, 970.884.2222 ext. 522, darcy@prlibrary.org

Local weaver and spinner Sherry Hawkins will give a talk on the history of clothing in the American West at Pine River Library. Before store bought clothing, making garments included many tasks involving the entire family, until the introduction of modern machinery changed the availability of ready-to-wear fashion. Hawkins’s talk will touch on how the different characteristics of flax fibers, cotton fibers, and wool fibers made all the difference in household goods, and the presentation will also include a show and tell of materials and methods.


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