“HandWork,” an exhibition of traditional folk textiles of central Texas, opened in Austin January 3, 1982. A reception celebrating the exhibition was held January 8.
The exhibition featured magnificent examples of needlework from the ethnic traditions of central Texas. Needlework artists from Austin, Lockhart, Elgin, Bee Caves, Georgetown, and San Marcos, among others, lent their work to be shown in the exhibition. Techniques such as crochet, quilting, tatting, cutwork, drawnwork, embroidery, fringing, and malla were featured in the show.
The exhibition was curated by Connie Higdon, Austin folklorist and anthropologist. The show traveled throughout central Texas and could be seen in Lockhart, Elgin, Austin, and San Marcos through June 1983.
Click here to see information on this show exhibited at Scurry County Historical Museum in Snyder, TX.
Click here to see information on this show exhibited at Midtown Art Center in Houston, TX.