Weaving and Spinning Part of World Heritage Celebration

On September 8 join the San Antonio Handweavers Guild and the National Park Service for weaving demonstrations and family-friendly activities at the Mission Espada, one of the five Spanish missions in the city.

San Antonio weavers and spinners will join with the National Park Service to highlight the process of making cloth by spinning and weaving and dyeing using natural dyes. Weaving, spinning and dyeing were all part of life the missions during the period of Spanish settlement. For several years SAHG has worked with the Mission Espada docents to keep an historic loom warped and ready to demonstrate weaving as it was done in the mid 1700’s.

The World Heritage Festival is an annual collaborative event to celebrate and promote theSan Antonio Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the only World Heritage site in Texas. The Festival is a five day celebration spread throughout the five San Antonio Missions and surrounding area and has something for everyone, while providing funding for nonprofit organizations and projects that preserve, maintain, promote, and connect.

SAHG will participate in Threads of Time: Weaving and Dyeing at the Missions. Located at Mission Espada, 10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214 on 9/8/2018 from 10:00 am – 2 pm

Find more information at:

World Heritage Festival

National Park Service: San Antonio Missions

 

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