Date(s) - 03/20/2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Little Loomhouse Lecture Series welcome you to
Rose Pero & The Cross Country Weavers with Curator Frances Millar
Join LLH Archives Intern and Guest Curator, Frances Millar, as she discusses the history behind the Cross Country Weavers (1960-1971), and her process of investigation to curate this year’s Women’s History Exhibition. Lecture will take place on Saturday, March 20th, 1pm – 3pm. Space is very limited. The cost is $5 members/$10 non-members. Proceeds benefit the Preservation Fund. Please call 502-367-4792 to register. Social Distancing and Masks are required. We will be posting a video of the lecture on our social media and website.
About the Cross Country Weavers Exhibition, in the Lou Tate Gallery till April 3rd
From the collection of Rose Pero, a first public glance at some of these weaving projects dating 1960 through 1971. The Cross Country Weavers Guild was founded to act as a study group, so each member could develop their own knowledge, ability, and accrue a collection of samples. Members attended national weaving symposiums and participated in an annual traveling exhibition. Projects included 3-harness weaving (’60-’61), crackle weave (’61-’62), Huck (’62-’63), 8-harness weaving (’63-’64), double weave (’64-’65), undulating weft (’65-’66), surface interest (’66-’67), black & white shadow weave (’67-’68), surface interest revisited (’68-’69), point threading drafts (’69-’70), and point threading drafts for intended use (’70-71?).
About Frances Millar
This year’s Women’s History Exhibition is curated by Frances Millar. Millar joined the Loomhouse team this summer as an Archives Intern. She completed her first year of general classes at Bryn Mawr College. She brings her experience of working with non-profit organizations, having volunteered in several different positions at The Speed Art Museum, including art instructor, teen docent, camp assistant, at KMAC as an assistant camp teacher, and as Vice President of Dupont Manual’s Knitting Club. Ms. Millar has a special interest in archival preservation and textile patterns.