Textiles, Clothing and Embroidery

Celebrating the Fiber Arts is a permanent exhibition with changing elements on display in The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery, a permanent exhibition area in the Flynt Center of Early New England Life dedicated to the display of objects from the collections of textiles, clothing and embroidery. A testament to over 60 years of collecting, it organizes objects by the four natural fibers—silk, wool, cotton, and linen. Needlework is a particular strength, including samplers and pictures. The museum also holds several early and important quilts and bedrugs, and a set of reproduction Ashley Bedhangings in the Ashley House.

Learn more about the conservation of shoes in the Fiber Arts exhibition in the article, Putting Our Best Feet Forward: Shoes Get Conserved at Historic Deerfield