Collection Connections: Inside Handwoven Dresses with Carol Colburn

In this recording, clothing designer, artisan, and historian Carol Colburn examines dresses made from handwoven fabric. She highlights objects from the Vesterheim collection, including several garments dating from the 1860s.

Find out more about what she’s teaching at Vesterheim here.

Collection Connections is a series of Vesterheim-hosted conversations between the museum’s collections staff and folk-art school instructors. Highlighting the incredible folk-art collection at Vesterheim, these conversations are also opportunities for you to stay connected with your folk-art community. Each gathering will highlight a piece or two from the collection as explained, interpreted, and appreciated by a master folk artist.

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