Textile expert Freda Peisley will offer workshops on weaving and spinning this summer at the Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St., Palmyra.
Peisley started weaving when she was 8 years old. She studied textiles in college, and led sessions on weaving, spinning and using natural dyes at the Genesee Country Museum for 40 years.
The Weavers’ Guild of Rochester member participates as a docent in the Alling Coverlet Museum. She performs demonstrations and workshops for the nonprofit’s five museums. Her most recent session covered indigo dyeing and creating crazy quilt pillows.
On May 24-25, Peisley will weave different overshot patterns on looms. Attendees will take home the samples they weave and paperwork for the pattern. Classes will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration costs $65 for each day and includes one sample. Attendees can register for both days, if desired, and need to bring their lunch.
On June 8, Peisley will lead classes on spinning various fibers. “Spinning Flax into Linen” will run from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by “Spinning Silk” from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration for each class costs $40, and includes all supplies except the wheel.
Participants can register by phone, online or in person at Historic Palmyra, 132 Market St. Call (315) 597-6981 or visit historicpalmyrany.com for information.